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About Domain into IP

Entering a domain name into a web browser causes it to make contact with a Domain Name System (DNS) server to obtain the IP address corresponding to that domain. The DNS server then returns the IP address, and the browser connects to the web server associated with that IP address.However, sometimes you might want to know the IP address associated with a domain without using a web browser. For example, you might want to troubleshoot DNS issues or configure firewall rules.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to look up the IP address associated with a domain. In this article, we'll show you four methods to find a domain's IP address on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Before we dive into the methods, it's important to understand that there are two types of IP addresses: IPv4/v6

Most IP addresses are IPv4. and it looks like this: 192.168.1.1

IPv6 is the newer version of the IP address, and it looks like this: 2001: 0db8: 85a3: 0000: 0000: 8a2e: 0370: 7334

Most devices and websites support both IPv4 and IPv6, but in some cases, you might need to use one or the other.

1. Use the Command Prompt

Domain IPs are easy to find. Using Windows' Command Prompt is the easiest.

Press the Windows key. Then type cmd and press Enter.

At the command prompt, type:

nslookup example.com

Replace example.com with your domain.

You should see the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses associated with the domain.

2. Use the nslookup command

If the nslookup command doesn't work, you can try using the nslookup command with the server option.

Open the Command Prompt and type this, then hit Enter:

nslookup example.com 8.8.8.8

Replace example.com with the domain and 8.8.8.8 with the DNS server.

Google Public DNS is a good choice for the DNS server, but you can use any DNS server you want.

3. Use the dig command.

Using Linux, dig can find a domain's IP address.

Open a terminal window, type this command, then press Enter:

example.com+dig

Replace example.com with your domain.

4. Use an Online Tool

If you don't want to use the command line or you're using a macOS device, you can use an online tool like WhatsMyIP.

To use WhatsMyIP, visit the website and type the domain you want to look up into the search box.

You should see the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses associated with the domain.

5. Use the hosts file

The hosts file is a local file that maps hostnames to IP addresses.

If you need to look up the IP address for a specific domain frequently, you can add it to the hosts file so you don't have to look it up each time.

Open hosts in a text editor. OS-specific host file location.

C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts is Windows' hosts file.

On macOS, the hosts file is located at /etc/hosts.

On Linux, the hosts file is located at /etc/hosts.

Save the file after adding this line.

192.168.1.1 example.com

Replace 192.168.1.1 with the IP address you want to use and example.com with the domain you want to map.

You can add multiple domains and IP addresses to the hosts file, one per line.

Once you've saved your changes, you can look up the IP address for the domain by typing the domain into your web browser. The browser will use the IP address you specified in the hosts file.

If you need to look up the IP address for a domain that's not in your hosts file, you can use one of the other methods in this article.