DNS

How long will it take for changes to DNS to show up?

While everyone wishes changes to their DNS configuration appeared worldwide instantly, in practice, DNS can be slow to update.   Time it takes for a change to a Porkbun-hosted DNS record to update worldwide: five minutes.   Modifications to an existing record take some time before they’re live everywhere. In order to save bandwidth, DNS […]

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How to use Porkbun email when your DNS is hosted elsewhere

If your website is hosted with a company that requires you to assign their nameservers to your domain, you may be wondering if you can still utilize Porkbun’s hosted email and email forwarding services. The answer is yes, provided your web host allows you to make custom DNS entries. Here’s how to add the requisite […]

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How do I edit DNS?

Wondering where to add, remove, or edit your DNS records?   1 Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you’re already logged in, click your username in the top-right corner and select Domain Management. 2 Locate your domain and click the drop-down list to the right. On the menu that appears, […]

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How long will it take to switch nameservers?

Max. time for a change to your Authoritative Nameserver to apply worldwide: 48 hours.   If you’ve made a change to your nameservers that doesn’t seem to have taken effect, this is probably why.   If you change your Authoritative Nameservers in Porkbun’s Domain Management console, this change can take 48 hours to fully propagate […]

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How to use A records to point your domain at a third party web host

There are two common methods for connecting a domain to a third party web host. The first is assigning your web hosts’s Nameservers to the domain. This second method retains control of DNS and simply directs incoming web requests to your web server’s IP address.   For this method, you’ll need to first obtain the […]

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How to change your nameservers

If your hosting company requires you to use their nameservers, or you run your own DNS server, you’ll need to change the authoritative nameservers for your domain.   ⚠️️ Warning Changing your nameservers from Porkbun to another DNS host will usually break any Porkbun-hosted services such as web hosting and email. Make sure that your […]

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What is a Wildcard DNS record?

A wildcard DNS record is a record that answers DNS requests for any subdomain you haven’t already defined. You can create wildcard A records and CNAME records by entering an asterisk (*) in the host field when creating a DNS record.   For example, if you create the wildcard A record *.goosehollow.design and someone visits […]