D-Root IPv4 Change - Do You Have the New One?

D-Root changed its IPv4 address back on January 3rd.  The old one is still up for now, but will be phased out in the future.  The old IPv4 address is  The new address is (d.root-servers.net IPv6 address is not changing.)

Today, someone asked me how to figure out, on the command-line, whether their Windows DNS server had the new updated d-root IP address or not.

After about 10 minutes of fiddling, here is what I came up with:

PS C:\> If($(Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\MicrosoftDNS MicrosoftDNS_ResourceRecord | ? DomainName -Match "root-servers.net" | ? OwnerName -Match "d.root-servers.net." | ? ContainerName -Match "..RootHints").IPAddress -ne "") { Write-Host "YOUR D-ROOT IS OLD!" }

If your DNS server is still configured with the old root hints address for d-root, the command will notify you.

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