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How to verify if an "A" record has actually been added to DNS?

Posted on 2014-09-29
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Last Friday late afternoon, I asked the support person to add an "A" record "office" on DNS. But today (Monday) it is still not working as expected.

Is there any way I can verify if this record is actually added on our DNS?

I tried www.network-tools.com | DNS Records | entered the domain name, the "A" record "office" was not there at all. However, I do not trust this tool much because it does not show an "A" record "ftp" with another domain while "ftp" is actually there and working fine.

Any thoughts?
Many thanks!!
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by:becraig
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Was this change made on your own internal DNS servers ?

If so just run

nslookup office.domain.com <yourdnsserver.server.com>
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aleghart earned 500 total points
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http://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx

Select DNS Lookup.
Enter 'A' record, like 'www.google.com'
Click the button.
View results:

mxtoolbox supertool
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by:aleghart
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The site you listed (network-tools.com) gives results similarly:

network-tools DNS lookup
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by:techcity
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Thank you!
I picked the right tool, but did not use it correctly.
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