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Hosting History

Discover the IP, DNS, MX and SPF history of a domain name.

Hosting History

Lookup historical IP, DNS, MX and SPF records of a domain name.

Enter domain name. Example: bbc.com

Tool description

Lookup historical IP and DNS records for every domain name. The following DNS types are archived: A (IPv4), AAAA (IPv6), MX, NS and SPF records. It returns a maximum of 2,500 historical records per DNS type (depending on your membership type). Just type a domain name and click the Go button.

Example objectives

  • Discover previous hosting companies of domain names.
  • Perform research on the history of malicious domain names.
  • Explore the IP/DNS history of expired domain names.
  • Discover previous relations between (expired) domain names.


Q: When did you start recording IP/DNS history?
A: We started recording history records in 2012. First we only saved A (IPv4) and NS records, and in 2014 we added AAAA (IPv6), MX and SPF records.

Q: How often do you resolve IP/DNS records for a domain?
A: Our DNS crawlers try to resolve every domain name once per month.

Q: How many domains do you have?
A: We have access to all gTLD (ex com, net, org) and nTLD (ex xyz, berlin, nyc) daily zone files. For ccTLD (ex de, fr, eu) our coverage is between 40% and 70% depending on the ccTLD.

Q: How many history records do you have?
A: On June 2015 we had 800 million history records on file.

Q: Is history available for all Top Level Domains?
A: Yes, we keep history of all domains on file.

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