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DNS Fully Propogated

Friday, March 7th, 2003 · 2 Comments

At last: I can finally view my own Web site from home. Woohoo! Even though I moved my site to a new host on Wednesday of this week, it took an extra day or two for the DNS entries to propogate fully with Earthlink. I was able to view my Web site from work just fine, but kept getting an error when trying to view it from home about the Web site being temporarily unavailable. I learned during this process that DNS has to propogate in three places: registrar, Web host, and ISP. Apparently the ISP is the slowest of the bunch. But all is well now.

Tags: web stuff

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blaine // Mar 7, 2003 at 11:24 pm

    You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to ask your ISP how often they update their DNS. I was finally able to find that mine updates 2 times a day on weekdays and once a day on the weekends. You know if you are using windows you can create a hosts file that is just “hosts”, without any extension in the windows folder and have the IP address and domain name. On *nix machines you can change the etc/hosts file. Of course this only affects your machine…

  • 2 gabe // Mar 8, 2003 at 1:28 am

    Cool tip about the hosts file, Blaine. I didn’t know that. Good to know for next time. Of course, switching Web hosts is a pain, so I don’t plan to do it often (and hope I don’t have to).