Nov 1, 2018

How to Test authoritative nameservers

Testing authoritative nameservers

We can check the authoritative DNS servers for a domain by entering something like:

dig @8.8.8.8 +short NS i88.ca

Here we are pointing dig to a public DNS server run by Google - "8.8.8.8". We want to make sure we get our test results from a certain server, and 8.8.8.8 is one of a few DNS servers that have been made available to the public.