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How to tell what instance of Salesforce my Organization is using

Knowledge Article Number 000002889

Finding your Instance

The instance your Organization uses is indicated in your Web browser's address bar, as shown in this screenshot: 

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In the above example, the instance is na9. You'll notice "na9" just before ""

If you are using a Sandbox then the instance should may differ for example "cs9".

If you're using My Domain for the Organization, you can't see the instance name by looking at the browser's address bar. Instead, enter your domain into the Domain Lookup tool button located on the upper right of the page.. 

Note: You may need to enter only the domain name instead of the full URL to get results with the domain lookup tool (e.g. use mydomain instead of

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