KEY lookup

Find all cryptographic keys for DNSSEC for a domain name with this online DNS KEY checker. For example, try jd.com or nih.gov to view their KEY records.

How to lookup KEY records

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KEY 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.

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

Example output of a KEY lookup query

How to lookup KEY records on Windows

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

How to lookup KEY records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup KEY records on Linux

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

How to lookup other record types

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