(TIL) Nix: Determine The IP Address Of A Domain

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The dig (domain information grouper) command can be used to get more information about a domain name. To discover the IP address for a given domain, invoke dig with the domain as an argument.

$ dig joshbranchaud.com

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> joshbranchaud.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 26589
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;joshbranchaud.com.             IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
joshbranchaud.com.      86400   IN      A       198.74.60.157

;; Query time: 118 msec
;; SERVER: 75.75.75.75#53(75.75.75.75)
;; WHEN: Sun Jan 17 22:32:18 2016
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 51

The answer section tells me that the IP address for joshbranchaud.com is 198.74.60.157.

See man dig for more details.

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