Transform Meta Info

Display NameTo DNS Name - NS (name server)
Transform NameDomainToNS Record_DNS
Short DescriptionThis transform will find the NS records (name servers) of a domain.
Data SourcePaterva/Host
AuthorRoelof Temmingh (
OutputNS Record


This transform determines if an NS record exists for the given Domain . The NS record is the name server record and is returned as a NS Record .This is normally used in the infrastructure footprinting of an organisation. A note of caution - it is not uncommon for organisations to unsource their name servers to their ISP or to the registrar of their domain. Thus - in terms of finding the network (e.g. resolving this to an IP address) of the target this has limited value - human inspection is advised.

Typical uses

Domain ==> NS Records --> Domain

==> To DNS Name - NS (name server)
--> Related Transform


Starting with our domain we can see that our domain points back to linodes NS records. Running the "To Domains [Sharing this NS]" we get a large collections of domains using linode as a host.