Yay.com loading

Loading

Error Sorry

0

Shopping Basket

Basket Total

$0.00

incVAT

Delete everything from your basket?

Go to Checkout

New to VoIP? Join one of our live webinars!

Join one of our twice weekly webinars for a guided tour of our VoIP Phone System and features

Yay.com VoIP Phone System Webinars Find Out More

Why does a Name Server transfer take much longer than a DNS record change?

When you change a DNS record, the system can update it immediately, as it’s merely a record contained in the name server. Remember our phone book analogy? It’s the equivalent of editing the number or name in the phonebook - it’s still in the same book, and easily found.

When transferring from one name server to another, however, the process takes much more time; every device, browser, and computer searching for your domain needs to be notified that they should no longer search for it on the previous name server, as the DNS records are no longer held by it.

Think of the phone book - the name and number has been erased from one book, and added into another. Everyone now needs to know to look for it in the other book. As a result, many more people need to be notified of the change, and thus it takes longer to update.

Back to FAQ
Yay.com FAQ

Search for