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nameserver question

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by weBay, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. weBay

    weBay Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I have heard people say that after changing nameservers it will take while to propagate throughout the web.

    What does this mean? Does it mean you wont actually be using the new nameservers until this has happened?

    i am majorly confused with all this.

    Just want my site back up and running!
     
  2. webnise

    webnise Regular Member

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    Actually, Internet is a large network and it takes time for the info to reach every corner of the world.

    Propogation means that your new IP address is not yet spread across the globe. You can check your domain name's propogation here:

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    http://www.whatsmydns.net/
    It tellls you which NS have not yet received your updated address.
     
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  3. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    One thing to keep in mind since the propagation is uneven your site might be down for you and working for others (or vice versa). That is why the best thing to do when moving your site is leave it up at the old location for at least a few days. I personally leave my old ones up for a week.

    Also depending on your isp they may not update as often as they should. I know living out in the country with a small podunk isp they seem to update only once every week or two. Because of that I do not use their dns servers. You can specify your own in windows by going to your tcp/ip properties if yours sucks as bad as mine does. My speeds and uptime are ok for living out in the woods though so I can not really complain too much.