CDS lookup

Find all Child copies of DS records for a domain name with this online DNS CDS checker. For example, try live.com or wordpress.org to view their CDS records.

How to lookup CDS records

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CDS 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.

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

Example output of a CDS lookup query

How to lookup CDS records on Windows

The CDS 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 CDS lookup tool like the one on the top of this page.

How to lookup CDS records on Mac OS

To check the CDS 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 CDS and hit [enter] to get the CDS records for example.com.CDS lookup on a Mac
  3. The CDS records are listed below the ANSWER SECTION heading.

How to lookup CDS records on Linux

To check the CDS 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 CDS and hit [enter] to get the CDS records for example.com.CDS lookup in Linux
  3. The CDS records are listed below the ANSWER SECTION heading.

How to find CDS records

To check the CDS records of a domain, follow these steps:

  1. Open the CDS lookup tool.Open the CDS lookup tool
  2. Enter the domain name and hit [enter].Example DNS CDS records
  3. The tool will query the CDS records and shown them at the top of the page.

How to lookup other record types

There are other types of DNS records then just CDS. 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.