AXFR lookup

Find all authoritative zone transfer records for a domain name with this online DNS AXFR checker. For example, try linkedin.com or apple.com to view their AXFR records.

How to lookup AXFR records

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AXFR records can be configured by the owner of a domain name. They are used to store information in the DNS, which can be looked up by anyone. Each record type has a different purpose.

AXFR records are configured in DNS. But how can you look up these AXFR records? That depends on the operating system you are using. Windows, Linux and Mac all have a different way of finding AXFR records. The sections below contain instructions for each operating system.

Example output of a AXFR lookup query

How to lookup AXFR records on Windows

The AXFR record type cannot be looked up in Windows. Neither nslookup, nor Powershell's Resolve-DnsName has support for it. You can either install WSL and follow the Linux instructions below, or use an online AXFR lookup tool like the one on the top of this page.

How to lookup AXFR records on Mac OS

To check the AXFR records for a certain domain name on a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal by entering [command] + [space] → 'terminal.app' → [enter].Open a terminal on a Mac
  2. Type dig example.com AXFR and hit [enter] to get the AXFR records for example.com.AXFR lookup on a Mac
  3. The AXFR records are listed below the ANSWER SECTION heading.

How to lookup AXFR records on Linux

To check the AXFR records for a certain domain name on Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal by entering [Super] → 'terminal' → [enter].Open a terminal in Linux
  2. Type dig example.com AXFR and hit [enter] to get the AXFR records for example.com.AXFR lookup in Linux
  3. The AXFR records are listed below the ANSWER SECTION heading.

How to lookup other record types

There are other types of DNS records then just AXFR. The most commonly used DNS record types are A, AAAA, CNAME, NS, TXT, MX and SOA. If you'd like to look up all records of these record types, you can do so with nslookup. Click any of the record types below to find DNS records for that specific record type.