Just wondering how long it usually takes for the DNS for a site to propogate?
I set the DNS for my domain 3.5 days ago, and when i visit the site, it still gives me a "DNS error" page for windows. i also went to internic and checked to see if the dns change was registered and it has been.
Originally posted by rochen Normally between 24 - 72 hours. Are you sure it has updated? Have you checked the IPs etc.? Have you tried pinging the site? Have you checked if the DNS and/or Web server is down or unavailable?
i'm pretty sure it's updated on the internic.net site. i checked it using whois, and it gives the right DNS entries. i haven't checked the IPs yet. how do i do that?
DNS server NS2.GENERICNAMESERVERS.net [18.104.22.168] is alive, but not authoritative for domain 'cleartape.net' and didn't return SOA
DNS server NS1.GENERICNAMESERVERS.net [22.214.171.124] is alive, but not authoritative for domain 'cleartape.net' and didn't return SOA
I normally start seeing DNS changes within about 12 hours. However, I've got our office DNS server clearing the DNS cache hourly so I am not held up by ISP DNS delays. New domain registrations are always visible to me within 24 hours.
If you are using Windows NT/2000/XP you can use the "nslookup" tool (also available with Linux). You can use this to query different record types directly from the DNS server; eg:
C:\Documents and Settings\Shaun Ewing>nslookup
Default Server: pluto.dc1.largenets.com
> server ns1.largenets.net
Default Server: ns1.largenets.net
> set querytype=a
If you are using Windows NT/2000/XP (this may work with others), you could try flushing the local operating system DNS cache by doing: "ipconfig /flushdns" (no quotes) at the command prompt.