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When you register a new domain name you do not need to wait 48+ hours for the DNS to "propagate". It never takes me longer the 10 minutes to get from choosing a name to an active website. I hope to show you how you can do the same in this blog post.

When registers say you have to wait for DNS to propagate you are actually waiting for a negative DNS cache to expire. When you access your site in a browser it tries to resolve your domain name into an IP. It generally sends a request to your ISP responsible for your internet connection. If the DNS or even name servers have not been set at your register yet then your ISP will cache a negative result typically for 48 hours. You will then need to wait till that cache has cleared before you will be able to get the new DNS records. It comes down to which tools you are using to check the website it functioning. If you are using your browser you are doing it wrong...