*What does propagate mean?*
It means that the new DNS has been communicated to each of the backbones of
the Internet and that each backbone has in turn re-mapped its routes to the
domain's new DNS location. (DNS = domain name server.) This DNS information
does not travel to each of the Internet backbones in a straight line. It
travels much like the mapped routes for any given address within the
streets, avenues and boulevards included in a map of a country - in a
multitude of directions and connecting paths to its states, counties,
cities, communities, etc.
Each backbone has to re-map the new DNS and pass it along the routes to be
taken through it to the new DNS. This routing information is necessary in
order for anyone's computer connected to the Internet to traverse the
Internet to a particular domain's site. (Said computers are generally
connected to the Internet via an ISP which is another whole topic and has
impact on what particular backbone and route your computer will take to a
particular Internet location. But I won't get into that aspect of the
Internet for now, and not at all if it remains unnecessary to the purpose of
this particular article.)
Each backbone must pass the new DNS information to all the other backbones
to which it is connected, in order that the connecting backbones can update
their mapping and they, in turn, must pass along the new DNS to the
backbones connected to them. This process continues until each and every
backbone in the Internet has received the new DNS and has re-mapped the
route to the domain's new DNS.
On 3/9/06, Kae Verens <kae at verens.com> wrote:
>> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > On Thursday 09 March 2006 09:28, Anil Kamath wrote:
> >> we have registered a domainname and we would like to host the website
> >> our home network. We also have a nameserver primary up and running
> >> 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
> >> when its propogating ?
> > This is no answer to your question,
> > but what is probably a very ignorant question in return.
> > Don't people who register domain-names normally run name-servers
> > for their customers?
>>> from the OP's text, it seems he wants to manage as much of it as possible
>> Anil - get your supplier to manage the name-server.
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Anil M Kamath
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