DNAME lookup

Find all delegation names for a domain name with this online DNS DNAME checker. For example, try adobe.com or amazonaws.com to view their DNAME records.

How to lookup DNAME records

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DNAME 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.

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

Example output of a DNAME lookup query

How to lookup DNAME records on Windows

To check the DNAME records for a certain domain name on Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Open a command prompt by navigating to Start → 'Type here to search' → 'cmd' → Open.Open a command prompt in Windows
  2. Type nslookup -q=DNAME example.com and hit [enter] to get the DNAME records for example.com.DNAME lookup in Windows
  3. The DNAME records are listed below the Non-authoritative answer heading.

How to lookup DNAME records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup DNAME records on Linux

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

How to find DNAME records

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

  1. Open the DNAME lookup tool.Open the DNAME lookup tool
  2. Enter the domain name and hit [enter].Example DNS DNAME records
  3. The tool will query the DNAME 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 DNAME. 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.