How to view DNS records in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome itself does not provide a way to view DNS records of the websites you visit. However, you can install the nslookup extension to do so. This add-on allows you to view A records, AAAA records, see the name servers and mail servers and all the other DNS records for any domain name or subdomain. Follow this step by step guide to be able to easily view DNS records in Google Chrome.

  1. Visit the NsLookup extension page in the Chrome Web Store
  2. Click Add to Chrome
  3. Click "Add extension"
  4. Visit the website you want to view the DNS records for
  5. Open the extension menu
  6. Click on the NsLookup extension
  7. View the DNS records
1

Visit the NsLookup extension page in the Chrome Web Store

In Google Chrome, click here to visit the Chrome extension page for the NsLookup extension.
2

Click Add to Chrome

Click the Add to Chrome button to download and install the extension.
3

Click "Add extension"

Chrome will prompt you to confirm that you want to add this extension to your browser. Click "Add extension" to add the extension.
4

Visit the website you want to view the DNS records for

Open a new tab and visit the website that you want to view the DNS records for.
5

Open the extension menu

In the top-right corner of your browser, click the puzzle piece. This opens the menu containing all the installed extensions.
6

Click on the NsLookup extension

In this menu, click "NsLookup - Find DNS Records". This will show you the DNS records for the domain name of your active tab.
7

View the DNS records

You can now see the DNS records for the domain you just visited. If the record type you're looking for is not shown, scroll to the bottom to select it from the drop-down.