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How long does it take for DNS setting to be effective?

  1. I change my DNS setting as suggested. It's been two days now and it seems the status is still showing pending. I checked my Godaddy account and it isn't active. I had brought the changes two days ago.

    Following is the message I see on my wordpress account:

    Your nameservers need to be set to NS1.WORDPRESS.COM and NS2.WORDPRESS.COM for these DNS records to work. If you have already updated the nameservers you can ignore this message; it will stop appearing soon.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi. If I understand correctly, you want your domain name that you bought at to point to a site hosted by GoDaddy.

    In that case, you change the nameservers at and that's it. You no longer touch the dashboard and make all the other changes on GoDaddy's website directly.

  3. Clarification: you already changed the nameservers at (so that they point to "domaincontrol" / GoDaddy).

    That's why you don't go to "Edit DNS" on's dashboard anymore. This is normal.

  4. My question was, how long does it take ?
    I checked my Godaddy account and the status is showing 'Pending'
    Wordpress says it takes just 48 hours.

  5. Do a whois search on your new domain name and see if the name-servers are pointed to the correct place. Name server changes done with the registrar are usually immediate - the 24 to 72 hour time frame is for the changes to migrate across the internet so the domain name resolves all the time to the correct site.

  6. Whois showing the following:

    Domain servers in listed order:

  7. I am not familiar with the Godaddy name server names but the ones you are showing look a bit strange - I would double check the name server information with Godaddy.

    Since the name server information has changed here, there is either a problem at Godaddy with your site or the name server information might not be correct.

  8. That is what I was provided with by Godaddy customer support!

  9. Don't know what to say other than it looks like a Godaddy issue.

    Did you change any MX or other records?

    Normally what happens is the name servers are changed and the new host sets up their site to catch the name you are using and a few hours later all is well.

  10. This from Godaddy is why I questioned the name servers.

    Example of Standard DNS nameservers:

    Example of Premium DNS nameservers:


  11. The article reads:
    To Set Nameservers for Standard DNS Accounts
    If you are using our Off-site DNS and have Standard DNS (the basic version of our DNS Manager), ask your registrar to update your domain name's nameservers to:

  12. Then like I stated above - once the name servers are changed here to the proper ones it is probably a Godaddy issue.

    You can also watch the name servers and such change here:

  13. Who is hosting the site? or Us? Nameserver changes can take up to 48 hours to go into full effect but I want to make sure you have the right ones set. ^Colby Go Daddy Social Media Team

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