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I recently updated my domain and added CNAME and TXT records, and don't want to wait for the changes to propogate. How can I go directly to the source and query the DNS records to verify everything is correct?

I tried

dig any

because that is my name service (, but it still displayed the old info.

Here are my settings that will not propogate:

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It turns out I didn't know how dig works, and you have to query the actual sub-domain to get any information. I thought everything would appear as it did in the online form if you just look at the root domain!

$ dig any

;; ANSWER SECTION:  1799    IN      TXT     "C9DR1H5StZrI97xjWjkVcd/2jwW9R05MBr49T8IyooI="  1799    IN      SOA 2002050701 10800 3600 604800 3600
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Assuming is where you made the change, you should see the update unless your DNS host puts the mods in a queue. Since you are not seeing the updates, contact the host and ask them what their turn around is from the time you make a change to when their script implements it.

if you own it all and you're running bind or something, remember to service named restart after you make your changes.

If you want to view all the subdomains of your root via dig do

dig axfr
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Ok I asked them, but Enom is no good. They told me to ask my reseller. My resller just gave a vague response "if you are using our servers, the changes happen without any delay whatsoever, as long as you click to save them." It's already been several days. Here are my settings that will not propogate: – Chloe May 18 '14 at 18:32

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