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Step 5: Lower the domain’s Time To Live (TTL)

Time to Live (or TTL for short) is a value associated with a DNS record that tells other servers how long to cache the DNS record. Longer TTLs mean that DNS resolvers cache the data longer, and it can take longer for changes to propagate to various DNS servers across the globe. 

To ensure that your DNS change from your old hosting provider’s address to VIP’s address is recognized as quickly as possible, lower your domain’s TTL to 300 (seconds, or five minutes) or lower. Check with your DNS provider for specific instructions on how to do this on their system.

Last updated: February 09, 2021