Traceroute & DNS Lookup

The Network Tools area has two available functions:

  • Domain Lookup – Allows you to look up information about a particular domain.

  • Trace Route – Allows you to trace the IP (Internet Protocol) route taken by your server to reach your current ISP (Internet Service Provider).

There are a number of free sites that offer similar functions. One of the most popular is http://www.network-tools.com/.

The Domain Lookup tool allows you to look up information about a particular domain. It does this by using a DNS (Domain Name System) lookup, which is a general-purpose replicated, data query service used for translating hostnames into Internet addresses. DNS details are published for public use.

To lookup a domain:

  1. Click on the Network Tools link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Enter the domain that you want to find out more about in the Enter a domain to lookup field.

  3. Click on the Lookup button button.

Looking up a domain

The Trace Route tool allows you to trace the IP (Internet Protocol) route taken by your server to reach your current ISP (Internet Service Provider).

To use the Trace Route tool:

  1. Click on the Network Tools link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Click on the Trace Route link.

Using the Trace Route tool