TXT lookup

Find all text records for a domain name with this online DNS TXT checker. For example, try researchgate.net or cnblogs.com to view their TXT records.

How to lookup TXT records

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TXT 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. TXT records are often used to verify domain ownership with third parties. A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record can usually also be found with a TXT lookup. Learn more about TXT records.

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

Example output of a TXT lookup query

How to lookup TXT records on Windows

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

How to lookup TXT records on Mac OS

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

How to lookup TXT records on Linux

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

How to find TXT records

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

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