I have the below setup at my registrar .

Main DOmain = abc.com Second Domain = def.com Third DOmain = ghi.com

As such , I have configured the below DNS / Host settings .

abc.com NameServer : ns1.myhost.com & ns2.myhost.com Hosts : ns1.abc.com & ns2.abc.com (both are pointing to my two IP addresses at my host.)

def.com NameServer : ns1.abc.com & ns2.abc.com

ghi.com NameServer : ns1.abc.com & ns2.abc.com

H/e it's been 72 Hrs since the initial changes and STILL the DNS Propagation is shown incomplete as per the below sites.

http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/? https://www.nexcess.net/resources/tools/global-dns-checker

  • My registrar is GoDaddy , And I initially (day1) replicated the same host entries on BOTH abc.com & def.com . H/e I found out and then setup the servers as above 50 Hrs ago.

** The records at ICANN is showing the NEW dns zone files :-)

Thanks & Best Regards, Lakshitha Ab

  • Without the actual domain names to check the public records all anyone can realistically do is guess. What are you expecting to see but not seeing? 'Incomplete' is a bit vague.
    – user143703
    Jan 22, 2016 at 21:10
  • Main Domain (abc.com) = hostmeraki.com Second Domain (def.com) = codemeraki.com Third Domain (ghi.com) = rbnsrilanka.org & rbnsrilanka.com * By Incomplete , I'm referring to the fact that the NS records shown on the DNS Check sites I've mentioned reflect the OLD ns records I've configured for the respective domains (faceshared) . But on the ICANN WHOIS page all the correct records (ns.hostmeraki.com) is showen. Jan 22, 2016 at 21:14

1 Answer 1


You have changed the NS records in the delegation information (in the parent zone, managed through your registrar) but the authoritative NS records (in your own zone) do not match.

Always make sure to verify that your changes are correct (by querying the authoritative servers) before you start to wait for caches to expire.

dig +trace +add example.com NS will demonstrate this type of error.

When following the chain of delegations the problem is quite clear in all three cases:

Delegation information

codemeraki.com.         172800  IN      NS      ns2.hostmeraki.com.
codemeraki.com.         172800  IN      NS      ns1.hostmeraki.com.

Authoritative information

codemeraki.com.         86400   IN      NS      ns2.faceresellerasia1.com.
codemeraki.com.         86400   IN      NS      ns1.faceresellerasia1.com.

Delegation information

rbnsrilanka.org.        86400   IN      NS      ns2.hostmeraki.com.
rbnsrilanka.org.        86400   IN      NS      ns1.hostmeraki.com.

Authoritative information

rbnsrilanka.org.        86400   IN      NS      ns1.faceresellerasia1.com.
rbnsrilanka.org.        86400   IN      NS      ns2.faceresellerasia1.com.

Delegation information

rbnsrilanka.com.        172800  IN      NS      ns2.hostmeraki.com.
rbnsrilanka.com.        172800  IN      NS      ns1.hostmeraki.com.

Authoritative information

rbnsrilanka.com.        86400   IN      NS      ns2.faceresellerasia1.com.
rbnsrilanka.com.        86400   IN      NS      ns1.faceresellerasia1.com.
  • Awesome !! Thanks a lot I got the issue sorted DNS propagation in the correct way has begun :) Jan 23, 2016 at 9:13

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