Tracert IP address strange behavior


I'm not the network admin, so bear with me please.

Is there a way to find out which DNS server is responding to a TRACERT?

When we type


the wrong domain name comes back:

Tracing route to []

It should say:

Tracing route to []

When we look at the DNS records of, they point to the correct IP address, not to Same for domain-A. The IP addresses look correct.

How do we troubleshoot this? How do we find out where is being incorrectly linked to domain-A?

Best Answer

tracert will give you the PTR, the reverse DNS entry for the IP, not the hostname you supplied on commandline.

So, maybe AND both resolve to (A-Record) and the reverse DNS entry is set to (PTR-Record)

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