How to check what nameservers a domain uses

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Written by Dennis Nind

Last published at: February 8th, 2019

There are a number of ways to check this, however, we find the most reliable to be a simple 'whois' check. 

The tool we use most commonly is... 

http://whois.domaintools.com/

Or, if you are using a linux machine...

yum install whois

Then, you can run the following...

whois domain.com | grep Name


Important

Some people will recommend you find the relevant nameservers of a domain via a DNS lookup, such as using whatsmydns.net - this is not correct. 

The reason we recommend the above method, is that this checks directly with the Registrar. DNS Zones are prone to errors, and can, therefore, reflect an incorrect value.