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    Another quick nameservers question

    I am transfering a domain to my webhost and have entered in the nameservers info. Now it says it will take up to 48 hours for "domain propagation". Do I need to log into my host whm/cpanel and create a new account for the new domain? Or will it email me and tell me everything went through?

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    The change is near-instant, you won't be notified of anything. "Propogation" refers mainly to expiration of DNS caches around the world (at ISPs and individual PCs mostly) -- if someone visited the domain before your change, they may have the IP address it used to resolve to cached. Eventually if someone on those networks goes to your domain again, the cache will be old enough that it'll do a new DNS lookup and get your new IP from your new nameservers.

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    If the domain name already named in the web hosting account you do not need to add that. The changes will come to you with no notifications

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    You will not receive any email.
    It takes time for the nameservers to get updated, but not 48 hours usually. 48 hours is a rough claim of the maximum time it takes for the update.

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    It may take 4 hours to 6 hours to update domain for all isp providers.
    You wont get any email notification.

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    Make sure you have your hosting waiting and something set up there so you can tell when the change has `happened`.

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    Even when you have registered the domain name at the registrar, of course you will need to create the domain via your WHM at the server, so that once the DNS propagates, there would be no further delay to access your domainname.
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    If you need faster propogation, the trick is to ping your domain name from different parts of the world. Use a free service like just-ping.com and it gets really faster.
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    If a particular DNS is only set to check for domains that haven't been checked in the last week then there is nothing you can do to get that DNS to refresh to pick up your new nameservers until that week has expired. Very few DNS have the period set that long though, most have it set to less than a day.

    Pinging will have no effect since the first real access attempt will do the same thing anyway.
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