Dns change


#1

Hi, I will be transferring my DNS entries at the current ISP to DreamHost in a day or so. Had a look at the current ISP page for this, and I see that they only have two “slots” for putting in the new dns details, but I notice that DreamHost quote three DNS addresses. Presumably I just put in the first two, is that correct?

Also, anyone who has done this recently could you say how long the propagation took? Many thanks.


#2

The first two will be fine. DNS propagation can take anywhere from 3 minutes to 3 days. In my personal experience, the average is 24 hours.


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#3

Yes, putting in just two nameservers will be fine.

I last did this around 3 months ago and it took 1-2 days. I wasn’t in a hurry so I didn’t really check that often, though.

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#4

Oops. Sorry SCJessey.

BTW, when I did the change it was on a brand new domain so I didn’t really have to deal with any caching issues.

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#5

Thanks all of you for such a speedy reply! I’m enjoying this DreamHost thing so far, so many toys to play with! Compared to my previous hoster this is nirvana.


#6

Don’t forget to put them all away when you’ve finished playing. More toys can equal more damage.


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#7

Thanks Lensman, by the way I used your $97 discount code, cheers!


#8

“Don’t forget to put them all away when you’ve finished playing. More toys can equal more damage.”

Oh yes! Please be on hand for my emergency n00b posts…


#9

Thanks! (but SCJessey hit send one minute before I did! Ahhh!)

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