Archive for the DNS Category

Normally you can use Whois to query nameservers:

$ whois -h “nameserver”

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.

Server Name: NS1.INBOXS.COM
IP Address:
Whois Server:
Referral URL:

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:04:12 GMT <<< [bash][/bash] The implementation of this feature is up to the TLD. .GOV, for example, does not return nameserver queries: [bash][/bash] $ whois -h "nameserver" % DOTGOV WHOIS Server ready No match for nameserver "A.GOV-SERVERS.NET". >>> Last update of whois database: 2015-09-03T15:04:58Z <<< Please be advised that this whois server only contains information pertaining to the .GOV domain. For information for other domains please use the whois server at RS.INTERNIC.NET. [bash][/bash]