How do I find an IP address of a specific website?

Rob94hawk

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I'm looking for the IP address of http://forums.relicnews.com/forumdisplay.php?f=90

I have to call the IT guys here at work and tell them they are blocking a harmless message board. I can get into all other forums but this one. Usually I just call up and give them the IP address and they unblock it.

They blocked ebay once and the staff was ready to lynch the IT department.LOL

Thanx
 

PanzerBoxb

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If you are unfamiliar with doing a DNS lookup directly from your system you can use a Web-based tool.

http://www.zoneedit.com/lookup.html

Enter the host you wish to find the IP for, in this case forums.relicnews.com, in box 1 under DNS lookup, leave everything else as default, and click on the button. You should see the result of 216.234.246.251.
 

Rob94hawk

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I tried to see if I could get on the website by using http://216.234.246.251/ and I got a blank screen. I'm guessing it doesn't work this way, correct?

Left a message with the IT guys. Is there anyway to backdoor their firewall until they unblock the site?
 

Rob94hawk

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Nevermind. They unblocked it. Damn, that was quick. Probably couldn't backdoor their firewall anyway.
 

ltickett

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I always just "ping blah.com" to get the ip...

The reason http://x.x.x.x may not work... Some servers host multiple sites on 1 single IP address using host header names :)
 
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