How long will the Domain Name Server propagate?

  1. wanzulfikri profile image68
    wanzulfikriposted 6 years ago

    How long will the Domain Name Server propagate?

  2. ronhi profile image75
    ronhiposted 6 years ago

    ideally, it should take only a couple of minutes but most web hosts will give it an allowance of 24 hours..sometimes you will need to access your domain via the IP before the domain propagates. However, it should not take more than 24 hours and if that happens, then you should contact your web-host immediately

  3. JDubya profile image77
    JDubyaposted 6 years ago

    Can you clarify your question? If you are asking how long a new record takes to propagate out to remote DNS servers, you can find out by asking each DNS server.

    On Windows, from a cmd prompt, or in on Mac, or a terminal window in Linux:


    You can also look up more information on a command line utility called dig. Here's a web interface for dig:

    If you're asking how long a DNS record lasts before getting deleted or updated, that's the TTL (time to live) field in a DNS response.

    Open the link above
    type in for the hostname
    change the Type to A
    click on Dig
    the second field in the response is 300, which means this record has a time-to-live of 300 seconds. Any cached responses for this record will check the authoritative server for updates after the TTL expires.