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  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mumbai, India
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Buenos Aires. Argentina
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sydney, Australia

What is DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) turns domain names into IP addresses, which browsers use to load internet pages. Every device connected to the internet has its own IP address, which is used by other devices to locate the device. DNS servers make it possible for people to input normal words into their browsers, such as Lipsweb.com, without having to keep track of the IP address for every website.

What is a DNS server?

A DNS server is a computer with a database containing the public IP addresses associated with the names of the websites an IP address brings a user to. DNS acts like a phone book for the internet. Whenever people type domain names, like Lipsweb.com or Yahoo.com, into the address bar of web browsers, the DNS finds the right IP address. The site’s IP address is what directs the device to go to the correct place to access the site’s data.

Once the DNS server finds the correct IP address, browsers take the address and use it to send data to content delivery network (CDN) edge servers or origin servers. Once this is done, the information on the website can be accessed by the user. The DNS server starts the process by finding the corresponding IP address for a website’s uniform resource locator (URL).

Types of DNS Records

Below is a list of the different types of DNS records you can lookup using our Global DNS Checker tool.

A Most basic and commonly used. It shows the IP address behind a websites URL

MX MX records are used to specify the e-mail server(s) responsible for a domain name.

NS NS records identify the DNS servers responsible (authoritative) for a zone.

CNAME Shows canonical names for alias. CNAME records are domain name aliases.

TXT Used to hold general information about a domain name such as who is hosting it, contact person, ect.

PTR PTR records are primarily used as reverse records, to map an IP address to domain names.

CAA Allows to specify multiple certification authorities (CA’s) authorized to issue certificates for that domain.

SOA Shows details like name of primary DNS server, email of responsible person, serial number, ect.

SRV SRV records are used to specify the location of a service and used with different directory servers.

AAAA An AAAA record is used to specify the IPv6 address for a host (equivalent to the A record type for IPv4).

Why is looking up DNS globally important?

Whether you have recently changed your DNS records, switched web hosting providers, or started a new website, checking whether the DNS records are propagated globally is essential as the first few days are a critical time for DNS propagation. Our Global DNS Checker provides a DNS propagation check service to check Domain Name System records against a selected list of DNS servers in multiple regions worldwide. Perform a quick DNS propagation lookup for any hostname or domain, and check DNS data collected from all available DNS Servers to confirm that the DNS records are fully propagated. Global DNS is the critical glue that keeps websites online and connected.

How long does DNS take to propagate globally?

When you first start up a website, or change your host provider (or server) it can take up to 72 hours for the changes to fully take effect. Something to keep in mind when relocating a website to a different hosting company and or changing servers.