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How to Check a Name Server Registration and Address

Article Number: KB 921

Product: DNS/Nameservers

Problem

How do I check to see if my name server has been registered, and if it is registered to the correct IP address?

Solution

To check the status for any name server registered on a domain that is in your account:

  1. Under the Domains menu, click Advanced Tools, and then click Register a Name Server.
  2. Scroll down to Check Status of a NameServer Name and type your name server name. (e.g., ns1.yourdomain.com). The tool will return the status of your name server and the IP address to which it is registered.

NOTE: You will need to scroll down to see the results.

More Information

To check the status of a name server on a domain that is not in your account, you can often go to the Registry's WHOIS service directly. For example, to check a .COM/.NET name server, you can go to Verisign's WHOIS service here:

http://registrar.verisign-grs.com/whois/index.html

Be sure to select the name server radio button before you search.

Last Updated: October, 2015

 

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