After registering a domain name on the Internet, how long does it take before it is active?

If the domain name does not work on the Internet yet, try using the IP address to upload the files with FTP. The IP address can also be used in a browser to navigate to the web site.

Once a new domain name has been submitted to a registrar, the registrar has to update their system with the host's primary and secondary name servers Next, it can take anywhere from 12 to 72 hours to refresh across the Internet. This refreshing is known as propagation.


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