TPG DNS setting

20th March 2010

Interpreted as: What are TPG's DNS Servers?

Like many of Australia's biggest ISP's, TPG's DNS servers can be found in our DNS server database, which contains the most up to date information for configuring DNS settings for TPG.

These DNS servers should be used for customers of TPG Internet so that they get the best browsing experience when they're going to websites online. Using incorrect DNS servers can result in slower DNS lookups which means that it will take longer to get to your favourite websites.

How to flush my DNS?

20th March 2010

Interpreted as: How do I flush my DNS cache?

Flushing your DNS cache is a very easy process that is sometimes necessary to do when your computer is not resolving a particular hostname to the correct IP address.

If you're running Microsoft Windows, then all you need to do is run the command ipconfig /flushdns from the command line. More in depth details and instructions on how to flush your DNS in both Windows and a variety of other operating systems can be found on our flush DNS page.

If all else fails, simply rebooting your computer usually will flush your DNS cache.

What's my DNS number?

20th March 2010

Interpreted as: Which DNS server should I use?

When setting up your computers to connect to the Internet it is important that you configure your computer to connect to the correct DNS server. Using the correct DNS server means that you will get the fastest and most reliable lookups for when you're visiting websites online.

While most routers and modems will automatically assign the correct IP address to your computer to use as a DNS server there is some cases in which you may need to configure this manually.

whatsmydns.net provides a DNS Server List that contains of many of the major ISP's throughout the world. When possible you should try and use the DNS server that is provided by your service provider in order to have the fastest possible DNS lookups.

It is also possible to use Google DNS as your DNS server if you want.

Internode DNS Server

20th March 2010

Interpreted as: What are the DNS servers for Internode?

whatsmydns.net has a great database of DNS servers for many major ISP's around the world - this of course includes a great range of Australian DNS servers which of includes the popular ISP Internode

Check out the page for Internode DNS Server details for an up to date list of both primary and secondary DNS servers.

DNS Check

20th March 2010

Interpreted as: How do I perform a DNS check?

When you make changes to your DNS settings by either registering a new domain name and performing the initial setup or by making changes to existing DNS settings it is useful to be able to perform a DNS Check to make sure that your domain name changes have propagated around the world.

whatsmydns.net provides an easy to use interface that allows you to do this DNS check, all you need to do is enter your domain name and choose your record type (eg, A, CNAME, AAAA, MX etc) and a DNS check will instantly be performed which will show you the current state of DNS propagation around the world for your domain name.

8.8.8.8

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: What DNS Server is 8.8.8.8?

8.8.8.8 is the primary DNS server for Google DNS.

Google DNS is a public DNS service that has been launched by Google that has been set up to make the Internet and the DNS system faster, safer, secure, and more reliable for all internet users.

For more information on Google Public DNS and what 8.8.8.8 is for, check out the Google Public DNS page.

8.8.4.4

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: What DNS Server is 8.8.4.4?

8.8.4.4 is the secondary DNS server for Google Public DNS.

Google Public DNS is a DNS service that is run by Google for the purpose of making the Internet and the DNS system faster, safer, secure, and more reliable for everyone online.

More information on Google Public DNS and what 8.8.4.4 is for, check out the Google DNS page.

BT DNS Servers

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: What are the BT DNS Servers?

It is important to make sure that you're using the correct DNS server for your connection to the Internet, whatsmydns.net provides a DNS server database so that you can quickly and easily locate the correct DNS servers that you should be using for your connection. Having the right DNS servers means that you should have the fastest possible lookups for when you're visiting various websites online.

Check out the BT DNS Servers page for the most up to date servers.

AT&T DNS Servers

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: What are the AT&T DNS Servers?

whatsmydns.net provides a DNS server database that has the most up to date DNS server settings for you to use. Check out the AT&T DNS Servers page for more details on configuring your computer or network for use with AT&T.

DNS Checker

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: How do I check DNS records and propagation?

When a domain name has DNS records changed these changes do not happen immediately, the changes first need to propagate around the world to many different servers and eventually through to your ISP or the DNS resolvers that your computer is configured to use which can make it hard to check DNS changes.

Since this process has to go through so many servers around the internet, it can sometimes take quite a long time to fully propagate - sometimes up to 72 hours, but it is usually much shorter.

When you're making changes it is handy to know if the changes have become active in other parts of the world, whatsmydns.net is a DNS Checker that lets you do exactly this - check DNS propagation.