Updating dns information
When you make a DNS change, it takes time for the changes to take effect. It is the time it takes for the domain DNS to refresh the cache on the network.
The cache is cleared over a certain amount of time.
For more information on what Cloud Tech can do for you, please click here. For your changes to be effective, you must have NS1. It is also possible to edit your zone file here, in anticipation of an upcoming change, to using (mt) Media Temple's nameservers even if you don't currently use them for your domain. NOTE: Any changes to your DNS zone file will need to propagate across the Internet.
A zone file is a small set of instructions for resolving the specified Internet domain name to the appropriate number form of an Internet Protocol (IP) address. As a general rule, we recommend to allow 24-48 hours for DNS propagation.
Visual Domain Routing Tool You can also ping and trace route your domain locally from your Windows/Mac command prompt to verify what IP you are actually seeing.
If the ping and traceroute test show your server with us in the outcome, you know the DNS is propagated. You can try speeding up the propagation time by having your TTL set to a lower number (not recommended). We set the default TTL to 14400 (4 hours); however the network that you are using to access the internet may update at a slower rate.
In this example a change of MX record would be required.
For more information about the type of records that can be updated please see the Related Article.
You can always check where your domain is pointing by the following domain routing tool.Can anyone tell me how to setup my DNS clients to automatically update their PTR records? I've gone through the options and everything seems to be setup correctly, there must be something I'm missing.I can do it manually by going through the "Properties" in each client, unchecking and re-checking "Update associated pointer (PTR) record" and clicking ok in the "Forward Lookup Zones" for our domain. This is because it takes time for the DNS to take effect across the internet.
The actual time of propagation may vary in some locations based on your network setup.If you’re migrating your website to In Motion Hosting from another host, one of the last steps you’ll take is pointing your domain’s nameservers to In Motion Hosting’s nameservers.