SecurityTrails Blog · Dec 11 · by Esteban Borges

Lost your DNS records? DNSTrails can help you

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In the past blog posts we have mentioned how useful SecurityTrails and DNSTrails can be to get the right assets to prevent security issues and get valuable security information regarding historical DNS data of your domain and IP addresses.

Today we will show you how DNSTrails historical DNS records can help you to recover your lost DNS records.

Modern DevOps are not only responsible for developing and debugging your app, but also to manage your IT infrastructure and services, like the DNS servers along with their dns zones and records.

Managing domain names and their dns zones can be tricky some times, once you edit the DNS zone and changes are propagated there is no way back to know what value they had.

Let’s suppose you just needed to know the old IP, and the dns propagation is already made since hours or days ago. You try to ping the DNS record and it already resolves to the new IP, same from all over the world… of course, it was changed yesterday and it is now fully propagated.

There is a fast way to know your old DNS Records using DNSTrails historical data, exactly the same as @jamesfmackenzie did for his site. He lost lost his DNS records and by simply using DNSTrails historical dns data, he was able to recover the records in just seconds.


Do you want to try it too? Recover your lost DNS records from our intelligent DNS historical database, just follow this simple steps:

  • Open up
  • Enter your domain name.
  • Move to the Historical Data block.
  • Choose your DNS record type.
  • Your old and current DNS records values should be displayed and ordered by date on the left side, as you see below.
Historical data

Recovering your lost DNS records is fast and easy. Start using DNSTrails or join SecurityTrails today and start discovering more fantastic IP, Domain and DNS tools to prevent security issues, or recover lost DNS information.

If you are a provider and want to offer your customers to recover their lost DNS records, we also have a historical DNS records API available — just contact us!

Esteban Borges Blog Author

Esteban is a seasoned cybersecurity specialist, and marketing manager with nearly 20 years of experience. Since joining SecurityTrails in 2017 he’s been our go-to for technical server security and source intelligence info.

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