Whenever changes are made to Domain Name Server (DNS) records, DNS propagation kicks in. This could take several hours or even days to complete, and during this time, your DNS IP will fluctuate. Your visitors may end up at your new website or the old website.
If you want to check the current state of your DNS records during DNS propagation, we have a list of seven useful online tools you can use to do this. The tools are free and pretty straightforward to use. I hope you find them useful.
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Check DNS of a domain name from selected global DNS servers in different locations of the world from major providers like Google, Norton, and Verisign.
DNSCheck allows you to check DNS propagation from multiple points around the globe, which include several locations in the EU, US, and Asia, plus it also includes the authoritative response from the domain NS.
Check DNS propagation from 21 locations. Record type supported includes: A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NS, PTR, SOA, TXT.
4. DNS Checker
Run a DNS propagation check from 22 locations worldwide. Record types supported by this tool include A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NS, PTR, SOA and TXT.
5. DNS Lookup
Here is another tool that checks from from 17 locations. Record type supported include: A, MX, NS, SPF, TXT. The site also provides other free email and website tools and testing services.
Here’s one that does DNS checks from 22 locations and you can check the following record types: A, AAAA, CNAME, NS, MX, TXT, SOA.
Another great tool to check DNS propagation from several servers around the globe. It supports most DNS entries like A, AAAA, and CNAME. It also provides you a handful list of FAQs such as what DNS is and how it works, what is “DNS propagation”, etc. which gives you additional know-how around DNS.
8. DNS Google
Did you know that Google also has its tool to check DNS? The tool returns the DNS authoritative response of a domain and an IP address, both the IPv4 and IPv6. It supports all common the type of DNS entry include A, CNAME, and some security-related entries like CAA, NSEC, and IPSECKEY.
This tool uncovers DNS propagation in all continents and almost every country worldwide. It even retrieves DNS resolution from multiple sources in each country it covers. On top of that, the tool still allows you to check the propagation in just a selected country or continent.
Check the A, AAAA, CNAME, TXT, SPF, NS, MX, and SOA records simultaneously. Select a popular public DNS server, the authoritative DNS server, or any of the regional DNS servers to check DNS propagation.