KB: How to convert a fully qualified domain name to an IP address?

To convert a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to an IP address:

  1. Select “Windows Desktop > Start”.
  2. In the “Start” menu, type “cmd.exe” or “Command Prompt”, and select the “Command Prompt” entry.
  3. In the “Command Prompt” window, enter: nslookup {hostname} (e.g., nslookup DESKTOP-ME7S7JT).
  4. For a specified host name, this command looks up the IP address via a server, and displays the fully qualified domain name and IP address of the server and host. Refer also to Microsoft TechNet documentation Nslookup.