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How Long Does It Take for Who.is to Update Records?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lablinks, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    How long does it take them to update the hosting IP address after you change the host?
     
  2. hollinger

    hollinger Junior Member

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    When you change name servers, it will take up to 24 hours, but usually just few hours.
     
  3. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    Nameserver info was updated within a few hours, but host IP has been the same for a week now.
     
  4. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    whois info doesn't normally contain the IP of the domain. That's why the nameservers are there, so you can query the relevant nameservers and find out the IP address to point your requests to.

    If you're talking about the IP address that's returned by the unix `host` command, then that's dependent on the particular DNS server you're querying. Most DNS servers cache results for a certain length of time (configured by the server administrator) and it can take a while for them to update their cache for a particular domain. Many ISP DNS servers have relatively lengthy cache times.

    Edit: nevermind, I just realized you're talking about the site who.is and not the output of the whois command...
     
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  5. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Who.is just takes 2 minutes to update your infos. Once you change the nameservers, you can go to who.is, and it already be updated there. Or if its not, you can click the update button every 2 mins. Its damn quick.
     
  6. 50cent

    50cent Regular Member

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    i saw mine update in a few minutes when i changed nameservers recently.