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How to find nameserver history of a domain

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  1. jasman United Kingdom

    jasman Active Member

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    Is there a tool or method for finding out when a domain changed its nameservers to the present nameservers? In this case, the change of nameservers also resulted in a change of web page, but Google doesn't have a cache for this domain and archive.org won't have the info (if at all) for months and months. I just want to find out approximately when a particular domain started resolving to a new server.

    What about the "Last updated" field in the .uk WHOIS? Would a change of nameservers necessarily change the "Last updated" date?
     
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    Yes. Any joy using DomainTools.com (whois history)? Being a .uk they may not update regularly.
     
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    Yes a nameserver change would update the Last updated shown in the whois output. If you're lucky and it's a recent change (last month or so) my site (http://dnshistory.org/) may have some information although that's only going to give you about a 7 day window.

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    The "Last updated" date gives me the answer and fits with when I last viewed the domain. Thanks for the advice, I've bookmarked those sites.
     
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