DNS Debug logs have the period in the domain name substituted by a number in parenthesis.
In the following example you would normally expect to see the highlighted text showing
But instead you get
This is by design.
In the DNS debug log the field with the parenthesis ‘(*)’ substituting the period ‘(.)’ is called the ‘Question Name’ and the content of this field is called the QNAME (Query Name).
This is detailed in RFC 1035
a domain name represented as a sequence of labels, where
each label consists of a length octet followed by that
number of octets. The domain name terminates with the
zero length octet for the null label of the root. Note
that this field may be an odd number of octets; no
padding is used.++++++++++++++++++++