occurs when a change to DNS settings have occurred. It's basically the delay that occurs as the change is passed from server to server on the internet so that the change is recognized when you type the domain name into a browser.
As Scott stated above, this is normally up to 24 hours. If you want to check the state of your domain, you can do it online by using services that basically ping your website. For example, you can use our tool for visually viewing DNS
. You can also try using Just-ping.com
to see if the server is being recognized around the world. If you need more details, you would actually need to have access to a terminal screen and run a DIG command, or you can try looking for services through the web that provide DIG information (here's one you can try if you wish: Geektools.com
You can tell that the changes have committed if the server your site is pointing to matches with the changes you have implemented. If not, then it should still be pointing to the old server.
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