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checkdnsrr — Checks for DNS resource records for the given host.


bool checkdnsrr(host[, type]);
string host: Hostname or IP address to check
string type (optional): Type of record to check for


TRUE if a record can be found; FALSE on error


Performs a DNS lookup on the specified host (either a hostname or IP address) and returns TRUE if a record of the specified type is found. This function can look up the following record types:

Record Type Details
A Address: Defined in RFC 1035.
ALL Any of the valid types.
CNAME Canonical Name: Defined in RFC 1035.
MX Mail Exchanger: Defined in RFC 1035.
NS Name Server: Defined in RFC 1035.
PTR Pointer: Defined in RFC 1035.
SOA Start of Authority: Defined in RFC 1035.

If no record type is specified, MX is assumed. For more information on DNS resource records, consult the documentation for your system's nslookup command and review the RFCs listed in the preceding table.


checkdnsrr() doesn't support IPv6.


PHP Version: 3+, 4+


Example 830. Check whether a given domain name has an MX resource record

$url = "";
$component = parse_url ($url);
checkdnsrr ($component['host'], 'MX')
    or die ('No MX record exists for <i>$component[host]</i>.  Did you enter the URL correctly?');

echo "MX record found for <i>$component[host]</i>";

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