Anil Kamath wrote:
> Hi all
>> we have registered a domainname and we would like to host the website on our
> home network. We also have a nameserver primary up and running Incase we
> allocate the custom nameserver with the Public static IP address allocated
> to us by our ISP do we have to keep the nameserver up and running when its
> propogating ? do the servers that has named needs to be running for 24-48
> hours while its been propogated?
> We have also used Ganitecanyon's secondary DNS service..
ideally, you should be using a name server which is permanently up.
propagation is not the be-all end-all of domain name servers.
a domain name does not just automatically propagate all on its own - it has to
be requested, then the requesting DN server will "cache" the domain name
details so the next time it is asked, it will not need to go directly to your
name server to find out again.
the requesting DN server will cache your domain name details for about 24
hours (configurable) before it dumps the cache and requests a fresh copy -
that's where the 24-48 hour time limit comes in.
other people will correct me if I'm wrong, of course
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