DNS component


This product has been discontinued.

The HexDns ActiveX component lets you to retrieve any Domain Name System (DNS) record.

  • Check domain name availability
  • Write NsLookup or Dig utilities
  • Diagnose zone file problems
  • Create graphical traceroutes using LOC (location) records

Like all HexGadget components, HexDns is designed for reliable, server-grade operation and easy, flexible programming.


  • Retrieval of any DNS record
  • Automatic interpretation of 10 common record types: A, NS, CNAME, SOA, PTR, HINFO, MX, TXT, RP, LOC
  • Automatic detection of configured DNS servers and manual override
  • Complete access to query and reply data, including option flags and response codes
  • Compatible with any ActiveX client, including ASP, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, and others
  • Dual interfaces for easy late binding or efficient early binding
  • Reliable, efficient operation. Developed in Visual C++ using ATL.
  • No external dependencies


  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, or later
  • TCP/IP networking installed
  • A directly-addressable DNS server
    (HexDns cannot send queries through a proxy, and any firewall or filter must allow outgoing UDP traffic to port 53)

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Download HexGadget components for a free trial or try one of the online demos such as the NsLookup script.

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