Enter any valid DNS Data that you wish to lookup, and select the appropriate Querytype. (i.e. google.com or 188.8.131.52)
The Domain Name System (DNS) associates various sorts of information with domain names.
Most importantly, DNS serves as the "phone book" for the Internet by translating human-readable computer hostnames, e.g. www.example.com, into the IP addresses, e.g. 184.108.40.206, that networking equipment needs to deliver information. It also stores other information such as the list of mail exchange servers that accept email for a given domain. In providing a worldwide keyword-based redirection service, the Domain Name System is an essential component of contemporary Internet use.
Above all, DNS makes it possible to assign Internet names to organizations (or concerns they represent), independently of the physical routing hierarchy represented by the numerical IP address. Because of this, hyperlinks and Internet contact information can remain the same, whatever the current IP routing arrangements may be, and can take a human-readable form (such as "example.com"), which is easier to remember than the IP address 220.127.116.11. People take advantage of this when they recite meaningful URLs and e-mail addresses without caring how the machine will actually locate them.
The w3dt DNS Lookup tool is based off the unix/linux command "DIG".