dog, the command-line DNS client

The A record

The A record is used to hold IPv4 addresses.

Example

Here, we query for A records of the domain a-example.lookup.dog. The result is a record with an IPv4 address, 10.20.30.40.

$ dog A aaaa-example.lookup.dog
A a-example.lookup.dog. 1h00m00s   10.20.30.40