This will be very interesting indeed.
Expired domain anyone?
Several extensions like .biz, .info etc are already near instant.
Good to have .com update frequently too.
When will Google spider the sites every few minutes ;)
Hold on a sec....
The very next paragraph after Brett's quoting above is:
|VNDS will continue to publish .com/.net zone files twice per day as part of the TLD Zone File Access Program.  These zone files will continue to reflect the state of the .com/.net registry database at the moment zone generation begins. |
Am I reading this correctly? They'll still only publish the updated files twice a day? If so, what's the benefit? Someone want to fill in the blanks here?
I thought that figure of 30 sounded too high. Agreed, this story seems not to make much sense for the general public.
Great for insider domain trading...........
|Great for insider domain trading... |
And hit & run spamming.
I don't know if it has something to do with name server propagation, but just yesterday at around 9PM I changed host company, i.e. I changed my name server information. Today at 10AM the propagation was nearly full done (except MSN bot, it's still crawling at my old host...)
In the past one had to wait at least 48 hours for full propagation.
|Am I reading this correctly? They'll still only publish the updated files twice a day? If so, what's the benefit? Someone want to fill in the blanks here? |
They're only publishing the zone file twice a day as part of the "TLD Zone File Access Program". This I think lets you download the zone file for your own use. This is separate to pushing zone updates onto the live DNS servers which they will be doing every 5 minutes or so.
What? Mess with domain name propagation? Isn't this one of the signs of the Apocalypse?
Firstly, the .org registry has been doing exactly this for months, so VeriSign aren't the first.
Secondly, it won't directly affect DNS propagation when you are, for example, changing hosting companies or servers - that depends on the TTL (time-to-live) - it only helps brand new domain names appear more quickly on the root-level DNS servers, allowing them to propagate out more quickly.
A person buying an expired domain can get a new site live much quicker so that the SE robots can find the new content that much faster ;-)
The world is moving faster in all ways, Google will have to respond sooner or later with faster inclusions in it's index or they will suffer the same fact as the SE leaders of the past, (remember when Altavista and Webcrawler were the Top Dogs of search ;-) )
That is a pretty cool news imo.
Is good for those who are not patient. :D