We pick a.root-servers.net, one of the 13 root servers (1), and ask it about www.elephantlist.com and learn that com is delegated to 13 name servers (2), so we ask d.gtld-servers.net where we learn that elephantlist.com is delegated to two name servers, including ns1.flyingcroc.com (3), so we ask that one where we see a CNAME from www.elephantlist.com to elephantlist.com, so we have to start all over again. We already know that ns1.flyingcroc.com is authoritative for elephantlist.com (4) and ask it about elephantlist.com and get the following answer:
Www.elephantlist.com is ranked #20640 world wide as elephantlist.com and is hosted on a server in Seattle, WA, United States. It has gained 857 inlinks over a period of 14 years. It has 2137 organic keywords.