How to Obtain the IP Address and DNS Details for a domain in java


In the following snippet you can find out how to use the InetAddress class to obtain the ip of the server where a domain is hosted along with the DNS information. Using this class you'll obtain only the technical DNS details(name server, SOA & MX records), not the emails or the names of the domain owners.

static public void printDomainDetails(String domain)
            throws UnknownHostException, NamingException
        InetAddress netAddress = InetAddress.getByName(domain);
        String ipAddress = netAddress.getHostAddress();
        System.out.println(domain + " / " + ipAddress);
        InitialDirContext initialDirContext = new InitialDirContext();

        // get the DNS records:
        Attributes attributes = initialDirContext.getAttributes(
                                                "dns:/" + domain);

        // get an enumeration of the attributes:
        NamingEnumeration<? extends Attribute> attributeEnumeration
                                                 = attributes.getAll();

        System.out.println("DNS Details:");
        while (attributeEnumeration.hasMore())
            Attribute attribute =;