Get Hostname from IP address?

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Can I find the hostname of any web hosting companies or websites when knowing their IP address? Is there a way that using a command line tool which gets an IP address and returns the host name, for Linux or Windows?
 

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Can I find the hostname of any web hosting companies or websites when knowing their IP address? Is there a way that using a command line tool which gets an IP address and returns the host name, for Linux or Windows?
Any reason about why would you need to know hostname of hosting companies?
 

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Any reason about why would you need to know hostname of hosting companies?
I am just curious and want to know how hosting providers set their hostname.

If there's a rDNS configured for it, you'll get it by doing : nslookup target_ip
Great! I can see my hostname

hostname-1.jpg

I tried to nslookup your IP address from your domain on your signature

Code:
[root@server ~]# nslookup 185.30.165.15
Server:         213.186.33.99
Address:        213.186.33.99#53

Non-authoritative answer:
15.165.30.185.in-addr.arpa      name = hyperfilter.com.

Authoritative answers can be found from:
165.30.185.in-addr.arpa nameserver = ns2.hyperfilter.com.
165.30.185.in-addr.arpa nameserver = ns1.hyperfilter.com.
But hyperfilter.com is your hostname? why you could set your hostname as your domain? is it possible?
 

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A server hostname should be a FQDN. A Fully Qualified Domain Name. Hostname is the identity of the server and used for many services ( mostly shared hosting ). The general practice to set the hostname is .. if you have a domain registered abc.com you should set the hostname as server.abc.com or mybox.abc.com or myserver.abc.com making sure to add an A record of the hostname in order to resolve that hostname.
 
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