I would like to check whether the domain name’s IP has changed in the authoritative DNS server. The system’s configured DNS server may still cache the old IP, which is fine. The question is how to query from the authoritative DNS server the new IP?
You can use dig – DNS lookup utility to query the DNS from a specific DNS server.
For example, to query DNS of fclose.com from 126.96.36.199:
dig @188.8.131.52 fclose.com
You will get
; <<>> DiG 9.9.6-P1-RedHat-9.9.6-7.P1.fc21 <<>> @184.108.40.206 fclose.com ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5716 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;fclose.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: fclose.com. 13846 IN A 220.127.116.11 ;; Query time: 46 msec ;; SERVER: 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) ;; WHEN: Wed Mar 04 17:08:51 HKT 2015 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 55
The “ANSWER SECTION” shows the IP of the domain:
fclose.com. 13846 IN A 126.96.36.199