Development, Tutorials, Bash

Look up domains whois/dns using terminal

Terminal is really powerful, I’m often looking up who owns a domain or what IP address a domain has or even it’s A/MX records that are all simple to do with the following commands.

Ping a domain to determine the IP address:

ping daveismyname.blog

outputs:

PING daveismyname.blog (104.31.82.117): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 104.31.82.117: icmp_seq=0 ttl=57 time=11.713 ms
64 bytes from 104.31.82.117: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=10.418 ms
64 bytes from 104.31.82.117: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=10.302 ms

Press ctrl + c to stop the ping running.

Look up the whois information for a domain:

whois daveismyname.com

Find what A records a domain has:

host -t A daveismyname.com

Find what MX records a domain has:

host -t MX daveismyname.com

 

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.