Question

How long does it takes for a droplet to refresh dns

Posted July 6, 2020 243 views
DNS

I change the IP address of my website to another droplet in my DigitalOcean DNS, and from outside everything is working fine, but from inside my droplet, the name still points to the old address. So my question is how much time is required to the DNS changes to be reflected on the droplets?

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Hi @SandyAquaEel,

Officially, DNS takes up to 48 hours for it to propagate all around the globe. Nowadays, it’s a lot faster, it takes no more than some hours for the DNS to be updated however having said that, always expect things like the reported issue to happen during these 48 hours.

Regards,
KFSys

Hello, @SandyAquaEel

DNS changes might take up to 72 hours or even more due to ISP cache and normal DNS propagation. When it comes to DNS propagation there is not much you can do except of setting a lower TTL for the DNS records (A records) in order to speed up the process a bit. As mentioned usually the DNS changes take longer time due to DNS cache from all the IPSs.

Regards,
Alex

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