Re: Finding the name server owning a domain name
Micha Feigin <email@example.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to find which domain name server owns a given domain name? I
> don't want to lookup the IP address but rather where the name is defined.
What do you mean by "owns"? Do you mean the authoritative name server, or
an email address corresponding to the person responsible for (owning)
the domain, or do you actually want some contact details about the
1. Authoritative name server(s) -- dig ns some.dom.ain
2. Email address (authority record) -- dig soa some.dom.ain
3. Contact details -- whois some.dom.ain
You'll probably find that #2 also gives you the authoritative name
servers from #1.
Sometimes you'll find whois fails to work for a domain, in which case you
can try to guess the whois server (often "whois.nic" at the top level
domain, e.g. whois.nic.uk, whois.nic.fr), or try using the appropriate
NIC website, e.g. www.nic.uk, www.nic.cn).