How do I know if my DNS changes are propagating?
I just updated my DNS records for my site, but I'm not seeing any changes yet. I know my DNS changes have to propagate, but I'm not quite sure what this means, or how to know if it is working properly.
DNS Propagation is the period of time that it takes nodes across the world to update their DNS information for your site. Check out Youtube- What is DNS Propagation for more.
If you just updated your DNS records, it can take up to one hour for these changes to start this propagation process, and a full 24-72 hours to complete. One simple way to track these changes for your site is a propagation checker website such as DNSChecker.org or DNSMap.io, as these sites query servers all over the world.
For example, if I just updated my TXT record for example.com, I'd wait 30 minutes, and then go to https://dnscheck.org/TXT/example.com to see how the DNS propagation is progressing across the world.