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Topic # 110892 18-Oct-2012 13:47
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I'd like to reduce my DNS TTL so some upcoming DNS changes can propagate quickly. I have no idea how to do this though.

I'm with 1st domains for my .co.nz domains. Can anyone tell me how to make this change?




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  Reply # 702931 18-Oct-2012 13:49
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First, moved this topic to the proper forum. If you folks want to get better answers, please post in the correct forums.

Second, looking where you define the DNS records (A, CNAME, etc) isn't there a TTL option?







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  Reply # 702933 18-Oct-2012 13:52
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I'm never sure which forum to post in. I figured a networking forum, but there wasn't one. GZ has a lot of forums with very narrow topics, I often struggle with where to put more general stuff. Thanks for moving it for me.

I've never defined any DNS records, it's always just worked. I register the domain, point the name servers at my host domain servers, and create the site.

I figured my domain registrar is where you'd change these settings, but I can't see any way to do it there. I know conceptually what I want to do, I just have no idea where to start to achieve it. I'm sure it's very simple once you're told though.




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  Reply # 702934 18-Oct-2012 13:55
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There's the IT Pro forum that is suitable.

In a simple configuration it would be with the domain registrar. In a more complex situation the NS (Name Servers) could have been assigned to a DNS provider or other service (we do this on Geekzone for example).

If you haven't done anything then it's with your registrar. If no one has experience with 1st domains I suggest you contact their support.






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  Reply # 702936 18-Oct-2012 13:58
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I have a very simple configuration. I'll ask 1st domains thanks, now I know they should be able to help :)




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  Reply # 702960 18-Oct-2012 14:17
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If the Name Servers for your domain are still with 1stDomains, then you should be able to use the 1stDomains management tool to update TTL, under the Zone Management interface.

If you have pointed the Name Servers to your host (e.g. ns1.xxxx.co.nz & ns2.xxxxxx.co.nz), then you'll need to check if your Hosting provider has a Control Panel to update DNS/TTL, or contact them.



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  Reply # 702979 18-Oct-2012 14:30
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Ah, now we're getting somewhere. The name servers are with my web host, HostGator. I can go into their advanced zone editor and edit my DNS properties, thanks!

My A, CNAME, and TXT records all have a TTL of 600. As this seems to be in seconds this is already set to ten minutes, which honestly is way too low for general use. It's good for what I want to do, but no good for day to day stuff and may explain some things.

As an aside, I'm moving to Cloudflare. Once I sign up the main thing I need to do is go to 1st domains and change my name servers to Cloudflare's, right?




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  Reply # 702984 18-Oct-2012 14:37
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timmmay: My A, CNAME, and TXT records all have a TTL of 600. As this seems to be in seconds this is already set to ten minutes, which honestly is way too low for general use. It's good for what I want to do, but no good for day to day stuff and may explain some things.


If you want DNS changes to propagate quickly, then yes a low TTL like 600 would suffice. (10 minutes).
However for normal use, a TTL from 1 hour (3600) to 1 day (86400) is fine.

timmmay:As an aside, I'm moving to Cloudflare. Once I sign up the main thing I need to do is go to 1st domains and change my name servers to Cloudflare's, right?


Yes if you want to change Name Servers, you will need to do this at your Domain register provider (1stdomains).



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  Reply # 703007 18-Oct-2012 15:09
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Thanks Ramsu, everyone :-)




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Reply # 704987 23-Oct-2012 11:19
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timmmay: Can anyone tell me how to make this change?


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  Reply # 705009 23-Oct-2012 11:41
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The OP probably wanted to lower the TTL in advance to changing IP addresses, etc.

He's done this already as I see his other discussion on Cloudflare performance configuration.






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  Reply # 705058 23-Oct-2012 12:55
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What FM said, making changes and don't want it to take an age. TC doesn't seem to honour the TTL anyway, it keeps them for 24 hours. Luckily I have the VPN.




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