I have updated my DNS settings. Now how long will it take before my domain starts resolving?

When DNS records have been changed it takes about 24 hours for the changes to propagate and take effect. Only after that you will be able to see the result of the DNS changes you have made.

If after 24 hours the DNS change has not taken effect yet, try clearing your browser's cache.

To resolve a domain name to a certain IP address without having to wait for the DNS change to propagate, you can modify your hosts file.

Important! When you change the nameservers of a domain, all advanced records (A-records, CNAME-records, MX-records, SRV-records and so on) would resolve from the DNS zone of the provider, whose nameservers you are setting. Thus, if you are using a custom A-record or MX-record for your needs, it is strongly recommended to add them in the DNS zone of your new provider in order to ensure minimal downtime and / or propagation.


  1. Reply May 6, 2015 / 20:45 AndreSiteGround Team

    Yes, but wordpress admin doesn't work

    • Reply May 7, 2015 / 05:28 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      I am positive that's a completely different issues. If you have DNS problems your entire site will either work or not, not just different parts of it.

  2. Reply July 6, 2015 / 06:26 Lynne JoySiteGround Team

    Hi Hristo,
    I need to change the nameservers at Dotster, registrar for thewateradvocate.org, so that my website can be hosted by siteground. What is the dns address for siteground or the information I have to give to Dotster to allow siteground to host my domain thewateradvocate.org?

    I need to be up and running by July 8, 2015.
    Thank you.

    • Reply July 6, 2015 / 07:39 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      They are different for each server. You can get yours from the left column in your cPanel, they start with n1. and n2s.

  3. Reply July 13, 2015 / 05:12 JamesSiteGround Team

    I just changed the nameservers for a domain registered at go daddy so siteground can host it, how long before it shows up on the my account page in siteground?

    • Reply July 13, 2015 / 12:27 Hristo PandjarovSiteGround Team

      Usually, the propagation period ends in 24 hours.

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