Windows Vista Refresh DNS

13th February 2010

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.

Windows XP Refresh DNS

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: How do I flush the DNS cache in Windows XP?

The process of refreshing DNS in Windows XP is known as flushing the DNS. You may check out detailed information on how to refresh DNS in Windows XP on the Flush DNS page of whatsmydns.net.

Refresh DNS

13th February 2010

Interpreted as: How do I flush the DNS cache?

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.

Google DNS

3rd December 2009

Interpreted as: What is Google Public DNS?

Google Public DNS is Googles new public DNS service that is designed to make the internet faster, safer, secure, and more reliable for all Internet users around the world.

More information can be found on our Google DNS page.

Australian DNS Servers

3rd December 2009

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.

iiNet DNS Address

3rd December 2009

Interpreted as: What are the iiNet DNS Servers?

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.

Windows 7 refresh DNS

29th November 2009

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.

Westnet DNS Servers

29th November 2009

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.

World DNS check

29th November 2009

Interpreted as: How to check if DNS changes have propagated throughout the world

DNS changes do not happen simultaneously around the entire world, for this reason it is very handy to be able to check DNS changes in different locations around the world with one simple tool - this is where whatsmydns.net comes in very handy with the ability to do a DNS World Check directly from within your browser. The tool will check DNS from many locations around the world including USA, UK, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and more...

Has my DNS propagated?

28th November 2009

Interpreted as: How do I check if my DNS changes have propagated around the world?

When you make changes to your DNS records this change does not happen instantly around the entire world, this process can sometimes take up to 72 hours. In order to check if your DNS changes have propagated then you can use the simple tool at whatsmydns.net to Check DNS Propagation, your results will be displayed instantly with a map overlay of the entire world.