Every time I use
dig I get a vague feeling that I'm not really sure whether it's giving me correct data.
Now I've used it like this:
# dig socialimpactportfolio.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> socialimpactportfolio.com ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 35289 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;socialimpactportfolio.com. IN A ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: socialimpactportfolio.com. 1799 IN SOA dns1.name-services.com. info.name-services.com. 2002050701 10800 3600 604800 3600 ;; Query time: 121 msec ;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52) ;; WHEN: Thu May 22 14:01:03 2014 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 103
As you can see, there is no
ANSWER section, despite the fact that there's a working website on that domain.
I'd really like a program that simply shows all the DNS records in the most non-confusing manner.