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DNS (Domain Name System) records are used to map domain names to IP addresses, and to provide other information about a domain. DNS records are maintained on DNS servers, and they control various aspects of how a domain name behaves, such as resolving to a website, sending and receiving email, and more.

To find the DNS records for a domain, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open a Command Prompt or Terminal window: On Windows, open the Command Prompt by clicking the Start button and typing "cmd". On MacOS or Linux, open Terminal.

  2. Use the nslookup command: In the Command Prompt or Terminal window, type "nslookup" followed by the domain name you want to look up, for example: "nslookup". This will display the DNS records for the domain.

  3. Use an online DNS lookup tool: There are many online tools available that allow you to look up DNS records for a domain, such as DNS Checker, MXToolbox, or WHOIS. Simply enter the domain name into the tool, and it will display the DNS records for the domain.

The DNS records you'll typically see include:

  • A record (Address Record): Maps a domain name to an IP address.

  • MX record (Mail Exchange Record): Specifies the mail server responsible for receiving email for a domain.

  • CNAME record (Canonical Name Record): Maps a domain name to another domain name.

  • NS record (Name Server Record): Specifies the name servers responsible for a domain.

  • TXT record (Text Record): Can be used to store arbitrary text information, such as SPF information for email security.

It's important to understand the role of each type of DNS record, as the configuration of these records can have a significant impact on the behavior of a domain. If you're making changes to a domain's DNS records, it's important to be careful, as incorrect configuration can result in lost email, broken websites, and other problems.