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Using dig tool on windows

dig is one of the finest dns tools for unix and linux admins. ISC (Internet Systems Consortium) provides windows binary for the dig tool. In order to use it from windows machine, download bind zip file from http://www.isc.org downloads site. Then extract following files to your local folder that is already in your %PATH% environment variable or create a folder in the program files folder and add it to the %PATH% environment variable so you can use it from command line without writing the full path.
dig.exe
libbind9.dll
libdns.dll
libeay32.dll
libisc.dll
libisccfg.dll
liblwres.dll
libxml2.dll

How to use it?

C:\Users\admin>dig @8.8.8.8 www.isc.org

; <<>> DiG 9.9.2 <<>> @8.8.8.8 www.isc.org
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 25502
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.isc.org. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.isc.org. 217 IN A 149.20.64.42

;; Query time: 81 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Mon Nov 19 17:55:57 2012
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 56

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