DNS Propagation check – know your domain status

Know your domain’s DNS status by checking DNS Propagation :

What is DNS and DNS Propagation ?

The DNS translates Internet domain and host names to IP addresses. DNS automatically converts the names we type in our Web browser address bar to the IP addresses of Web servers hosting those sites.

DNS implements a distributed database to store this name and address information for all public hosts on the Internet. DNS assumes IP addresses do not change (are statically assigned rather than dynamically assigned).

Every time a new domain name is registered (or an existing one is transferred to a new DNS), the information about the domain and the DNS that hosts it must make its way around the entire internet. The process of updating the name servers  around the internet is called as “DNS Propagation”.

Have you updated your domains name servers, and waiting for DNS Propagation ? How much time will you wait? 24-48 Hrs? or more than that?

Note: Your domain will be propagated withing 2 Hrs. after change, depending upon your web hosting service provider.

Tools for checking your domain name status:

whatsmydns.net:

 

whatsmydns.net is an online service that allows you to instantly perform a DNS lookup to check a hostnames current IP Address and other DNS information against a selection of random name servers around the world. This is especially useful to check the current state of DNS propagation after making changes to your domains zones.

Here you can check the following records:

  • A
  • AAAA
  • NS
  • MX
  • CNAME
  • TXT
  • SOA
  • PTR

Screenshot:

DNS Propagation Checker

You can check your domain status at over 20+ locations in all over the world.

Flush Your DNS cache: 

After your domain dns propagated successfully, you simply need to flush the DNS cache of your system to let the browser show you the changes.

How to flush the DNS cache?

Just follow the following steps:

  1. Go to Start => Run
  2. Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and press enter
  3. That’s it.

Now go to your browser and reload the page. You will see the changes.

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