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Why does DNS propagation take so long?

You’ve registered your domain name, and paid for hosting with a hosting provider, and uploaded your website to the web server. If this is all done, why can’t you see the results of your hard work right away? What is this DNS propagation people keep telling you about? In order to understand DNS propagation, you…
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How do you setup an SPF Record?

To establish which mail servers have permission to send mail on behalf of your domain, you need to have what is called an SPF record. First, go to: http://www.anti-spamtools.org/  and use the Online Wizard (we've found this to be the best way) and you should get something like below: Example: v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:216.220.167.249 mx:mail.scarletts-web.com ip4:216.220.167.248…
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MX Records Lookup

Understanding what MX (Mail Exchange) records are.

MX records are a type of DNS record that, along with A records, can be used to locate the mail server for a domain. The purpose of this tutorial is to assist you in understanding what MX (mail exchange) records are, and the role they play in your life. An MX record tells senders how…
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dns-propagation

What is DNS (Domain Name Service) Propagation?

Any time that DNS changes are made (on any level), you need to wait for propagation to complete. Propagation usually takes 3-5 days, but can take as long as 7-10 days. During propagation, traffic may come to either location. One person may see the new server while someone else sees the old one. Also, yourdomain.name…
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How to modify hosts file

How to modify your hosts file for DNS reasons

Modifying your hosts file enables you to override the domain name system (DNS) for a domain on a specific machine. DNS management is useful when you want to test your site without the test link prior to going live with SSL, verify that an alias site works prior to DNS changes, and for other DNS-related reasons.…
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Godaddy change nameservers

How do I change my nameservers at GoDaddy?

To change your nameservers, login to your GoDaddy account and update your nameservers with the new host's information. This can be done in Account Management > My Nameservers. Browse to: http://www.godaddy.com Click on: My Account Login using your Login Name or Customer Name and Password. Click on Domain Names and select the domain name you are…
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A Guide to Clearing Your DNS Cache

A DNS caching system is an important part of Internet infrastructure and when it gets overloaded, you may experience connectivity glitches or outages. Here's how to resolve it. If your computer has trouble reaching a certain web site or server this may be due to a corrupt local DNS cache. This guide will show you…
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