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How fast is DNS propagation?

Posted September 9, 2015 12.9k views
Ubuntu API DNS

If I use your API to update the A records so they point to particular IP, how long would that take to show the changes (i.e. what is the TTL for DigitalOcean records?)

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As @Felice mentioned, there are many factors that can affect DNS propagation. Unfortunately, many of those are our of your control. Tools https://www.whatsmydns.net can help you check if the records have been updated in various locations.

When using the DigtialOcean API to set records, you can configure the TTL. By default, if you do not provide a different value, the TTL is 1800 seconds.

For more details, see our API documentation: https://developers.digitalocean.com/documentation/v2/#domain-records

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