Today whatsmydns.net launched a major update for the first time since 2014!
While many small tweaks and improvements have been made since the last big change, today's update provides some bigger improvements and lays the groundwork to more rapidly release new features. The design itself on the surface is very similar to how it was previously, but the way it has been built has been done from the ground up.
With the UI previously built with Bootstrap, the new design has been built with Tailwind CSS - this makes it easier to give the site its own personal look and feel rather than being just like all the other Bootstrap sites out there.
With the advancement of more widely supported browser features like position: sticky, you will now benefit from being able to see more relavent information as you scroll on DNS lookups which have multiple record types - for example MX records. Additionally, when you have scrolled down, you will no longer need to scroll back up to perform another search or change the record type as the search bar will follow you down the page.
While not all of the planned changes have been released today, the foundation of which they build upon has been and I'm looking forward to getting more new features out soon.
A week ago today, whatsmydns.net received an overhaul of the site layout, design & navigation.
These updates bring a fresh new look and identity to whatsmydns that locks it in place as the best online tool for checking DNS propagation.
There have also been some changes behind the scenes that will bring better performance to the end user experience as well as ensuring that the best possible results are returned when performing DNS propagation checks around the world.
Today whatsmydns.net underwent a major rewrite - this includes a full rewrite of the design, database and core functionality of the DNS propagation checker as well as the blog, articles, and supporting pages.
These changes bring whatsmydns.net up to date with a responsive design which will provide a nicer experience for users who have larger screens.
The core DNS propagation check has also been rewritten to bring faster and more accurate results to users. Moving forward this will give more flexibility for future upgrades.
Amazon CloudFront CDN is now being used to provide static content from endpoints located all around the world - this will make loading the website much faster for international users.
Supporting content and pages such as the DNS server database and Flush DNS page have had caching implemented as well which will further speed up page load times.
Hope you all like the changes and we look forward to bringing you more updates in the future.
whatsmydns.net continues to grow and add additional countries to the list for propagation checking - today we're announcing new checks for Malaysia, India and Pakistan.
Adding extra countries to the list that whatsmydns.net checks will provide greater coverage when determining if your DNS changes have propagated around the world.
In other news - while it may seem like this blog has not been updated in quite some time (2 years!) there has recently been quite a lot of work done on the site with the addition of moving over to Amazon Web Servies for added stability and reliability. We hope to bring you some exciting new features in the near future.
whatsmydns.net now provides DNS propagation results for an additional 2 countries - Germany and Turkey.
The addition of more countries to the system will allow users to more accurately monitor DNS propagation and identify any errors to their DNS configuration even faster. This will ultimately make the tool even more useful for users who are making changes to their domain names configuration.
The DNS servers for both of these countries have been kindly provided by the Offensive IP Database so make sure to check them out!