Re: Ping domain name vs nslookup IP

SL Da wrote:
1. When I ping '' I see

2. When I try 'nslookup', I get 'non-existent domain'.

I am a bit confused. Can someone explain ?

1. Assuming the ping looked up via DNS, that's a DNS A record lookup.

2. Since that is going to use the defined DNS, it's trying to find the PTR record associated by the IP. Specifically it is trying to lookup But apparently there is no zone for the PTR record, thus the message.