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.
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.
Interpreted as:How do I flush the DNS cache in Windows Vista?
It is sometimes necessary to refresh the DNS cache in Windows Vista when DNS changes have been made to a domains DNS records and are not being updated correctly. This process of refreshing the DNS is knowing as Flushing the DNS, whatsmydns.net provides detailed information on how to do this on a variety of operating systems including Windows Vista.
When DNS changes have been made to a domain the old DNS record may be cached in the system. In order to clear this cache it is necessary to refresh the DNS, this process is known as flushing the DNS cache.
Once the DNS has been flushed, the system will perform a full DNS lookup on the domain the next time it is requested instead of looking in the systems local cache.
For more information, check out the Flush DNS page for up to date information on flushing the DNS on a variety of operating systems including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux.
Interpreted as:Where can I find a list of Australian DNS servers?
whatsmydns.net provides an up to date list of DNS servers for all of the major ISP's within Australia. It is important that you choose the right DNS server for your internet connection so that you have speedy DNS lookups.
Often when users change their ISP their DNS settings do not get updated and they blame their new ISP when in fact this is not their fault at all - all the user needs to do is update their network configuration so that they're using the DNS servers of their own ISP. Check out the list of Australian DNS servers for a information regarding the DNS settings you require for your own ISP.
When configuring your network it is important to make sure that you are using the correct DNS servers - using the right DNS servers for your connection means that you get the quickest possible domain name lookups which means that you can start downloading your files, emails and webpages faster.
whatsmydns.net provides a list of up to date primary DNS servers and secondary DNS servers for iiNet - to view the latest addresses check out the iiNet DNS Address list.
Interpreted as:How do you clear the DNS cache in Windows 7?
It is sometimes necessary to reset and clear the cache in Windows 7 when you know that DNS changes have been made but Windows 7 is still resolving a hostname to the old IP address.
To refresh the DNS, you simple need to run the ipconfig /flushdns command from the command prompt, the command prompt can be run from the Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt application.
If when you run the ipconfig /flushdns command that you receive a message saying "The requested operation requires elevation" then you need to make sure that you run the Command Prompt with administrator privileges, which is as simple as right clicking on the application when you go to run it and choosing to "Run as administrator".
For more comprehensive information check out the Flush DNS page which contains more useful information as well as commands for other operating systems including Linux and Mac OS X.
Interpreted as:Which DNS servers should be used for Westnet?
Choosing the right DNS servers to use with your current ISP is very important. Since a DNS lookup is the first thing that needs happen when you visit a website, having this process happen as fast as possible will make your web browsing experience much better.
whatsmydns.net has a DNS server database which contains an up to date list of the ISP's very own DNS servers which should be used as they are the closest and fastest ones that you can use. Check out the list of Wesnet DNS servers to get the most up to date server IP addresses.