Other functions

These are some functions that don’t really have a place in one of the other categories.

getregisteredname(name) → str

Returns the shortest domain name based on Mozilla’s Public Suffix List. In general it will tell you the ‘registered domain’ for a given name.

For example getregisteredname('www.powerdns.com') returns “powerdns.com”

Parameters:name (str) – The name to check for.
getRecursorThreadId() → int

returns an unsigned integer identifying the thread handling the current request.


Get a random number.

Parameters:upper_bound (int) – The upper bound. You will get a random number below this upper bound.