HIP lookup

Find all host identification protocols for a domain name with this online DNS HIP checker. For example, try tumblr.com or yandex.ru to view their HIP records.

How to lookup HIP records

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HIP 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.

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

Example output of a HIP lookup query

How to lookup HIP records on Windows

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

How to lookup HIP records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup HIP records on Linux

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

How to lookup other record types

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