11 Places to Check DNS Propagation

Various servers worldwide will reflect your new DNS at various speeds – anywhere from almost immediately, to as much as 2 or 3 days.

The following tools check a variety of servers in different locations and show which IP address each server shows for your website.

Of course it’s not possible to query every server in the world – but if all the servers queried with these tools show your new IP, your DNS changes are likely to have propagated to most locations.

1. Site24x7 – Checks a handful of worldwide locations.

2. WhatsMyDNS – Queries 20 servers worldwide.

3. ViewDNS – Checks 19 servers worldwide.

4. Ceipam – Checks 18 servers worldwide, with options to check a custom IP, and your own local DNS server.

5. CheckDNSpropagation – Checks a number of worldwide servers.

6. Preshweb – Offers a number of options for checking DNS records. A little unreliable; some servers return no information.

7. Mob – Checks 19 servers, 15 of which are in the U.S.

8. Nexcess – Looks up your DNS in 22 global locations.

9. Cloud Monitor – Checks 50 locations throughout the globe.

10. DNSUnlimited – Checks 13 servers worldwide.

11. PropagatedYet – fill in your domain and new IP and it’ll give you a “yes” or “no” answer to the question, “Propagated Yet?”

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