Network Utilities: Dig, DNS lookup, Whois

Need additional tools to help you find more information about a website or a server? These free webmaster tools can help you:

  • Domain Information Groper (DIG) – This tool is able to collect key information from DNS (Domain Name Server System) servers. This tool can only be used for top level domains like,, and
  • DNS Lookup – This tool is able to send queries to DNS (internet domain name servers) for information requested by a domain or host. This will look up fully qualified hosts or domain names.
  • Whois – This tool searches entries from internet directories for specific identifiers such as a handle (SRI-NIC) and name (Smith) which is associated with the domain name.

With these tools you can add them to your toolbox when it comes to finding more information for your online website needs.


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