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Display NameTo DNS Name [Reverse DNS]
Transform NameIPAddressToDNSName_DNS
Short DescriptionThis transform reverse resolves an IP address to a DNS name using plain old DNS
Data SourcePaterva/Host
AuthorRoelof Temmingh (



This transform uses stock standard reverse DNS to determine the DNS name associated with the IP Address. Note that not all IP addresses will reverse resolve. It is the responsibility of the owner of the netblock where the IP resides (or who ever this task was delegated to) to populate the records. Also note that reverse DNS entries do not have to match forward DNS - e.g. can resolve to but does not have to resolve to For more about DNS you can read the Wikipedia entry here .

Typical Use Case

IP Address ==> DNS Name --> Domain name

==> To DNS Name [Reverse DNS]
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