The increasing use of Internet had invited many misuses or abuses of the device, which can be controlled only by taking several protective steps like DNS Lookup etc. The elaboration of DNS is Domain Name Server, which is essential to reduce the misuse of the secrecy of the identity of the web user. DNS enables the system to detect the identity of the user of the internet to discourage its misuse. Several numbers are used in a series by the system when a user of internet try to connect with a website or sends an email, these numbers are called Internet Protocol (IP) Address of the site. The name of the website is translated into numbers of IP address through IP address lookup. On the other hand DNS lookup enables the system to translate the numbers of IP address into name of the website. Such lookup services are available in plenty and are popular too on the web world as they work both ways.
Significance of DNS lookup
DNS lookup has the ability to detect the identity of the hacker if he hacks the information from the system of certain computer user. The server, with which the domain names are operated, has the directories that link the IP address with the name of the website. These information can be traced out by linking the registers of domain names and tables of IP addresses. Though there are many DNS lookup services available on internet but the purpose of the effected [person gets solved by any of them.
The hackers and crooked individual stay attempting to search for any loophole in this procedure. A lot of the net users are unaware with the approach of making harm for the other user of online. These net users could be traced by the offenders as they’re unaware that they’re being preyed with malafied intention but these offenders usually attempt to hide their identity and succeed quite a few occasions in misleading the DNS lookups of any type. Severally these hackers use fictitious identities to keep their genuine IP address hidden.
Working of DNS lookup tools
Though the information collected through DNS lookup tools can be very negligible but it can lead the way to get more information about the hackers. The name of the person backing a domain name can be determined through Whois database tool. The information regarding the person or group of persons backing a domain name is needed to be registered in the Whois database as per the suggestions of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). But even then the crooked persons succeed in hiding their identity from this database. Whois database can use the information both ways using both the lookup tools and thus it may succeed in disclosing the identity of the offenders easily.
Thus, DNS lookup tool is undertaking nicely as an effort against the offenders or hackers who use the identity of other users of world wide web for their malicious intentions but severally it fails to detect them.