* Takes a domain name (eg childhealthinternational.org).
* Looks it up using several standard namerservers, and the default nameserver(s) for the machine.
* Does ping for the resulting ip address(es).
* Does tracert for the ip address(es).
* Recovers the page using http for the original name, and for the ip address(es). (That will not be very useful where the domain is on a shared ip.)
* Displays a summary of the results, highlighting any significant differences or issues.
* Shows other relevant information, such as the default nameservers, users ip address, etc
It would be a great help in diagnosing several different issues. If nobody knows of one, I might start writing one when I get a bit of time. Starting relatively simple and adding features as they seemed worth while.
I've had a few helpful comments on BE forum.
* A custom batch file. What I was thinking of here though would probably be a bit awkward for a .cmd file. It needs feeding back the results into the later stages, and then comparing them and presenting them in a simple way. Possible as a .cmd file (almost everything is), but not convenient.
* DNS Benchmark. Yes, DNS Benchmark is pretty useful. I wanted something a different scope, but with its general style (ease of use and information highlighting capability).
* A Nirsoft tool: closest thing is Domain Hosting View from nirsoft which is useful for finding out all about a site's technical hosting details: