DNS Management: How To Update DNS Records
How Do I Modify My DNS Records
- Log in to your Netfirms Control Panel.
- Go to Domain Central.
- Click on the domain you want to edit.
- Click DNS.
- Use the Modify drop-down to select the type of DNS record you want to modify:
Propagation: How Long Does it Take?
Nameserver changes typically take 24 to 48 hours before they start working fully. This period is called propagation, or how long it takes for root name servers and cache records across the entire web to update your website's DNS information. Because of propagation, not all visitors will find your website initially. They may see your old site until DNS propagates.
A lot of factors determine how long it will take for the new nameserver changes to become active. A users physical location, their internet service provider and luck might play a part. This is not something that Netfirms can control. When propagation completes, your site will appear on our server, and your email will be fully functional.
My Domain Is With Another Company, How Can I Manage It
Your domain service provider will often give you an interface which allows you to manage your domain. Some providers may limit your access or require you to contact them in order to make any changes to your domain. To help you out, we have found the contact information for several popular domain service providers.
You may also be able to find your domain provider's contact information by using a Whois Lookup.