DHCID lookup

Find all DHCP identifiers for a domain name with this online DNS DHCID checker. For example, try zhihu.com or vimeo.com to view their DHCID records.

How to lookup DHCID records

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DHCID 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.

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

Example output of a DHCID lookup query

How to lookup DHCID records on Windows

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

How to lookup DHCID records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup DHCID records on Linux

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

How to lookup other record types

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