If you don't like reading long manuals and you are already
familiar with the Internet, this is probably the only chapter you
need to read to get started.
Launch the program.
Type in or paste an IP address,
hostname, or domain name. An example of an IP address query is
A hostname query:
A domain name query:
Click the Query button
or press the Enter key. The program will try to automatically
detect whether you entered an IP address, hostname, or domain and
make the respective query. You can also explicitly tell the program
which query type should be performed:
Make an IP address or hostname query by clicking Query =>As IP address / Hostname or press the
Enter key while holding down the Shift and Ctrl keys
Make a domain query by clicking Query => As Domain or press the Enter key while
holding down the Ctrl key (Ctrl+Enter).
Query the input text as both IP address/hostname and domain by
clicking As IP / Hostname and
Domain or press the Enter key while holding down the Shift
and Alt keys (Shift+Alt+Enter).
The default query type and respective hotkey combinations can be
customized in (Settings =>
Options => Queries).