HINFO lookup

Find all host information for a domain name with this online DNS HINFO checker. For example, try mozilla.org or msn.com to view their HINFO records.

How to lookup HINFO records

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HINFO 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.

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

Example output of a HINFO lookup query

How to lookup HINFO records on Windows

To check the HINFO 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=hinfo example.com and hit [enter] to get the HINFO records for example.com.HINFO lookup in Windows
  3. The HINFO records are listed below the Non-authoritative answer heading.

How to lookup HINFO records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup HINFO records on Linux

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

How to find HINFO records

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

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