Determine if domain propogation is complete

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
There are all kind of companies which will host a domain (I hope I am using the verb "host" correctly here)
I established a new domain.  The hosting company's web site says it takes about 72 hours to propogate.  How can I tell if the propogation has completed?

Question by:donpick
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    What kind of domain are you talking about?
    What the hosting company is talking about, I believe, is DNS propagation throughout the Internet.

    Basically you register a domain name (through a registrar like Go Daddy or something), configure a name server (NS), and then within 72 hours anyone connected to the Internet should be able to resolve your domain name and find resources that your DNS record(s) point to (like web servers and email servers).

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    check with a site like

    or just use internet explorer to see if the website is live.


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