NAPTR lookup

Find all naming authority pointers for a domain name with this online DNS NAPTR checker. For example, try flickr.com or consortiumeducation.com to view their NAPTR records.

How to lookup NAPTR records

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NAPTR 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.

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

Example output of a NAPTR lookup query

How to lookup NAPTR records on Windows

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

How to lookup NAPTR records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup NAPTR records on Linux

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

How to lookup other record types

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