When making changes to DNS records it can take time for these to propagate fully. This means waiting for DNS providers to recognise the change globally and different record types can take longer to update than others.

Nameserver Changes

If you have changed the nameservers with your current domain registrar then it usually takes up to 48 hours for these to be reflected globally. This is not something that Vercel have any control over and for certain registrars, this can can slower.

Once nameservers have been changed, you may wish to check the progress of the propagation. There are many third-party tools that do this, such as DNS Checker and DNS Map - these show the state of your DNS records in different regions of the world.

You can also use the terminal to check the nameservers for your domain according by specific DNS providers, some examples are found below:

dig @8.8.8.8 +short NS vercel.com

Querying Google DNS for the vercel.com nameservers.

dig @1.1.1.1 +short NS vercel.com

Querying Cloudflare DNS for the vercel.com nameservers.

dig @ns1.vercel-dns.com +short NS vercel.com

Querying Vercel DNS for the vercel.com nameservers.

Other Records

The following records should propagate in a few minutes or seconds:

  • MX
  • TXT
  • A
  • AAAA
  • CNAME
  • SRV
  • ALIAS
  • CAA

Therefore, you can query these records usually within minutes after adding them:

You can check the propagation progress of these records for your domain with third-party tools like DNS Checker and DNS Map in the same way you can for nameservers.

You can also use the terminal to check the these records for your domain according by specific DNS providers, some examples are found below:

dig @8.8.8.8 +short A www.vercel.com

Querying Google DNS for the www.vercel.com A record value.

dig @1.1.1.1 +short SRV www.vercel.com

Querying Cloudflare DNS for the www.vercel.com SRV record value.

dig @ns1.vercel-dns.com +short ALIAS vercel.com

Querying Vercel DNS for the vercel.com ALIAS record value.