What is DNS Propagation? Print

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If you own a website, you've heard the term, but what exactly does 'dns propagation' mean?

Basically, web servers around the world have records tying your domain name to your IP address. If you change your address, it can take a while for all the servers out there to get the news. Many servers get the updated information in a matter of hours, if not minutes. Some may take longer.
On top of that, your connection ALSO keeps these records and will need to update them as well. Your best bet is to try to have the changes done at night, then turn off your system for the night. You can expect to see the changes by morning. You might also try flushing your 'dns cache' or even rebooting your modem and router and computer (shut down the computer and power off the modem and router for 90 seconds, then turn them back on one at a time: modem, then router, then computer)

If all else fails and you're not seeing the changes within 48 hours, please contact us so we can help you troubleshoot further.

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