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How long till DNS updates?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by maro, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. #1
    I have bought a new domain and changed the nameservers yesterday and I am still waiting for the DNS to propagate? How long does it usually take? It has been a full 24 hours now!
    SEMrush
     
    maro, Oct 18, 2005 IP
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  2. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    Sometimes it takes up to 72 hours. However, depending on your registrar, DNS propogation can be fast; ie less than 24 hours. I'm using namecheap and godaddy with DNS propogation in a few hours.
     
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    depends on the registrar.. if the delay is more than 2 days contact your registrar
     
    louis2, Oct 18, 2005 IP
  4. nevetS

    nevetS Evolving Dragon

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    Typically 72 hours is the quote. It's not so much a push of data as it is a pulling of data. There isn't any way to hurry it up. Just because you are up and online from your computer, doesn't mean that the whole world is with you.

    There are plenty of dns caching mechanisms around that contain data that is slightly out of date.

    If you are talking from a practical user perspective, expect 3 days. From a spidering perspective, expect it to take a month. Some will be faster, some will be slower.
     
    nevetS, Oct 18, 2005 IP
  5. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    I recently had to change all my domains... Godaddy took a couple of minutes, Namecheap took 3 days!
     
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  6. maro

    maro Peon

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    I am using Godaddy, and I changed their nameservers to point to my hosting
     
    maro, Oct 18, 2005 IP
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    It usually takes me up to few hours till DNS propogates, but in fact it can take few days..
     
    DomainMagnate, Oct 18, 2005 IP
  8. just-4-teens

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    if its the dns 4 your isp that your waiting for go 2

    Run -> type in cmd -> type "ipconfig /flushdns" (without the quotes)

    this flushes the dns cache so it forces your isp to update your dns.

    sometimes the above works sometimes it dont.
     
    just-4-teens, Oct 18, 2005 IP
  9. blinxdk

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    The TTL (time to live) configured in the NS descides how long others will use their cached results before checking back in with the authorative dns. Before making large and important dns changes, it's a good idea to lower this value (if you can). Remember to change it back to avoid excess traffic to your NS.
     
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  10. maro

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    Thanks all, it is working now!
     
    maro, Oct 18, 2005 IP