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If you are researching your competing websites (which you should be doing to make sure you’re keeping up), you will want to find out as much information as you can get.
You can learn a lot more information than you might think, all without resorting to spying. Plenty of information is readily available if you only know where to look. One such piece of information is the DNS record.
What is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System, which is the largest digital database in the world, containing information about every web site on the internet. Every website on the internet has an IP address that is its actual internet location, and this number is used to locate the web site within the database.
The data that tells the web server how to respond to your input is known as the DNS records, or zone files. They are basically mapping files that tell the DNS server which IP address each domain is associated with, and how to handle requests sent to each domain.
What this tool is
The Find DNS Records tool will tell you about a website’s DNS records, IP addresses, and some other relevant information you may want to find about them. You can also find out who is hosting these websites or a particular website. Some of the most basic details that the Find DNS Records tool can show you are NS records, A records, MX records, the website class, the Ttl number, the serial number, and more.
The tool has also made it easier for you to do some queries, including SOA records, AAAA records and others. It is a veritable fountain of information that you can access easily, which will help you to learn as much about your competitors’ sites as you possibly can.
How this tool works
This tool is easy, free, and requires no coding knowledge. All you need to do is write in the URL of the website you would like to check, then click 'submit.' You will get your results immediately.
There will be a big table splitting the information into the different hosts or classes, to make all of it easy for you to read and understand. You can take all this information and do whatever you want with it, to keep yourself informed about your competitors. You might also want to input your own website to directly compare the numbers.