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Check DNS records

Updated on August 4th, 2022

There are a few situations where you might want to verify the IP address your domain’s DNS records are pointing to. For example, this is important when you’re taking your site live on Flywheel for the first time.

The easiest way to confirm this information is to use an online DNS checker tool, such as:


How to use a DNS checker

  1. Open one of the tools above
  2. Enter the domain
  3. If required, specify the DNS record type (usually A or CNAME)

The DNS checker will return the IP address the domain points to. If this matches the IP address on your site’s dashboard, you should be good to go!

DNS record results using whatsmydns.net


Still need help?

Working with DNS can be tricky. If you’re stuck, check out our help articles on pointing DNS, or reach out to our Happiness Engineers!

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