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Clearing DNS in Windows XP, Flush DNS, Flushing DNS.

February 24th, 2012 by George

I have found that a lot of people are confused when it comes to DNS works. I have found that it refreshes relatively fast, however the standard is 24 to 48 hours for the DNS to fully resolve to the new IP’s across the globe.

Flush DNS

After changing the DNS with the registrar, I would suggest waiting about an hour, don’t type the domain name into the browser, it will only delay things. Once the hour is up, follow these instructions:

1. Click “Start”.
2. Click “run”.
3. Type: “cmd” without the quotes. You will be entered into Command Prompt.
4. Type: “ipconfig /flushdns” without the quotes. That’s all. Exit out of there.
5. Try to access the domain name. You should be able to hit the new server

If it doesn’t work, don’t bite your web host’s head off, chances are it hasn’t updated on your ISP’s DNS servers. It has been said that it normally takes 8 hours in North America, and 24 hours world-wide. Just stay relaxed and calm, just ensure the actual changes have been made and you should be fine.

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