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Posted on 2013-05-21
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Our marketing dpt decided to move cloud hosting provider for our website, obiusly a change of IP is happening.

I think i knos this but want to make sure, all i need to do is change my external dns record to point to the new IP right?

i have two external zones:
team6.com and teamsix.com
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by:giltjr
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Not knowing your exact DNS server setup generically you need to change any DNS record that points to the current IP address to use the new IP address.

Does not matter if the zones or internal or external, just what address it points to.
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Yes, just re-point the records at the new IP in both external and internal if you have them.  If the IP will be solely yours for your web site you should also ask that the provider update the PTR record so the IP resolves reverse to your domain name.
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by:shalomc
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The PTR change is not really necessary for web sites, and not feasible with cloud hosting.

Very important preparation to do before the move:
CHANGE YOUR TTL.

Your TTL is currently 86400 for both the root domain and for www.

This means that it will take 24 hours before you see the switch and the changed web site, and the marketing dpt will drive you bananas in the meantime.  

48 hours before the switch lower the TTL to 300 or any other acceptable figure.
At switchover, get the marketing dept in a conference room, put a 300 seconds timer on a screen and go to take a leak and grab coffee. Don't forget to run "ipconfig /flushdns" on your PC before refreshing, just in case...

After the web site is moved and steady change the TTL back to a higher value, I suggest 7200 seconds rather than 86400.
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by:cheto06
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I have all my TTL set to 1200 so I guess i am almost there :)

Thanks for the input
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