How do I check where is the aimed domain with nslookup?
Posted by admin on February 26 2013 09:11:56
When you make changes in the Administration Module DNS changes are reflected immediately on our DNS servers, however, the old DNS records may be cached on your computer to the DNS servers of your ISP or any other server on the path between you and the server. These caches are likely to disappear within 24 hours, but until then you can check if our servers respond you expect requests through the nslookup.

To run the program click on the Windows Start menu in the lower left corner of the screen, select "Run ..." and type nslookup.

To run the program on Unix or Unix-based operating system just type nslookup in the console.

Once you run the program type the following line:

server redirns1.bgdns.net

redirns1.bgdns.net which is one of the two nameservers listed at the bottom of the DNS administration from the control panel. You can then query the server by typing the domain or subdomain and press Enter. Here is the example of communication with the server:


> Server redirns1.bgdns.net
Default Server: redirns1.bgdns.net
Address: 213.145.99.91

> Apitest.net
Server: redirns1.bgdns.net
Address: 213.145.99.91

Name: apitest.net
Address: 217.160.253.243

> Www.apitest.net
Server: redirns1.bgdns.net
Address: 213.145.99.91

Name: www.apitest.net
Address: 217.160.253.243

>

If the check thus earning the correct settings, but check with your browser or ping indicates that the domain points to the old IP, the only thing you can do is wait until the refresh caches DNS record.