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A domain name system, or DNS, is how all of us access websites. It is the system that makes it possible to use URLs instead of numeric IP addresses. This makes it infinitely easier for potential clients to remember and find your site. Sometimes it requires a need to clear DNS Cache. In order for […]

DNS Records Explained

Domain Name System (DNS) records are used to translate and store information relating to web hosting such as website IP addressing, domain name and subdomains associated, web servers, mail servers and a range of other resources that you wish to access or have accessed by others. Name Servers are used to respond to requests, keep […]

How DNS Works Anyone that has ever configured their own custom/vanity nameservers will know that the nameservers must be set at both the server and at the registrar. Very few people really understand why. Understanding why means that you need to first understand a bit about how DNS works. To revisit the process of configuring your own […]

What is an SOA Record?

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An SOA Record is short for Start of Authority. What does that mean? The SOA Record specifies authoritative information about a DNS zone, including the primary name server, the email of the domain administrator, the domain serial number, and several timers relating to refreshing the zone. Here’s an SOA Record example: The example shows a dig result […]

How can I flush my DNS cache on Google’s Public DNS?

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider. The official page for Google’s Public DNS is located at Google Public DNS Many end-users, as well as servers (VPS/Dedicated), use Google’s Public DNS services as their primary DNS resolvers. Google offers the ability to force flush a domain’s DNS zone records. This allows more […]

What is DNS propagation delay?

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Every time you a host website or point a domain to a specific IP address, you always need to wait for some time till the Domain name resolves to that IP address or any DNS entry for taking effect; that particular time is considered as DNS propagation time. In this specific article, you will learn […]