|Have you been having some problems with your domain name? Perhaps you have forgotten the domain of your favorite sites or maybe you have an IP address that does not belong to any of the listed domain nameservers. There are other possible problems that could be causing you problems. In this article I will show you how to do an IP address to DNS trace and resolve the issue.|
So, what exactly is an IP address? Well, an IP address is a numerical representation of a computer or domain name. It can be represented in several different ways, but in most cases it will be an hex value. These numbers can also be in the form of a numerical representation or as a series of numbers separated by dots. Some domain nameservers can carry a combination of these representations. Domain nameservers are computer servers that help you find domain names, sometimes you will need to do an IP to DNS trace if the domain name is not found in the databases.
The domain nameservers I use for my clients normally carry all three forms of the IP address. If your domain name is not found in their database, you will usually have to be a bit more creative in finding it. If you are still unable to get the domain name resolved, you may want to consider using the more advanced method of finding a domain name or two. You will have to use the details of one or more domain nameservers to find the IP address of the domain name.
This process is a little more involved than just typing in the domain name in the browser and looking for an IP address. You really need to know where your nameserver is located and how it is configured. By typing the domain name into a web browser you will get an IP address, if the nameserver is on the internet, you will see a web page, if it's not on the internet, you will see an error message, or never see a web page at all. That's because the nameserver is behind a firewall that blocks access to certain areas of the internet.
In order to find out where the nameserver is located, type the domain name into an appropriate search engine like Google or MSN and look for the location. You might be able to see a map on the result page, or you may not. Try again, or visit a site likewired where they have a comprehensive list of all nameservers. Some sites tell you nothing, some give you limited information and some give you a lot of information. It's best to go with a site that gives you accurate information.
A second way to get this information is to run a program called "arp sniffer" or "arp filter." These are programs that capture the data packets that are sent and received by a domain name. They can then be analyzed later using a command line tool or Java. If you are looking for information about a particular domain name or even an IP address of that domain name, one of these tools will be able to pull it out.
The last, and often most effective method is to use a paid reverse directory that has a huge database of information on almost every domain name in existence. You can find information like the registrant, physical address, hosting information and more. Some of them even provide you with telephone numbers, or emails, etc. Most of them charge a small fee for lifetime access, but it can be worth it if you really need to find out who owns a particular domain name.
Hopefully this article has given you some insight into how to find the information you need about an IP address. There are plenty of paid tools online that will help you, but the best option is probably to use a paid directory that offers a free version as well. That way you can be sure to find the full name, address, etc. of the domain name you are trying to trace. Don't be afraid to spend some money on a tool or service if it will help you. Most of the time, the cost is minimal and the results are usually very accurate.