Windows Server: Change the TTL of DNS Records


TTL (Time To Live) is the time to keep the server’s DNS response in the client cache before a new request is made.

By default the TTL is:

  • 1 hour for static recordings.
  • 20 minutes for dynamic recordings.

In the case of a website migration, it may be necessary to lower the TTL for clients receiving the IP of the new server faster. Once the migration is complete, think about setting the default TTL or higher, the smaller the value, the more the clients make the resolution requests.

Change the TTL

By default the properties of the recording do not allow to modify the TTL.


From the DNS Manager console, click View 1 and then Detailed View 2 .

Active view TTL

It is now possible to change the TTL of the DNS records.

TTL in DNS Record

Related Posts

Sophos XG: routing DNS queries

Presentation The routing of DNS queries is similar to a conditional redirector under Windows, which allows to indicate for a DNS zone the server or servers to contact to resolve a record. This type of

DNS configuration of a redirector

Table Of ContentsPresentationConfigure a DNS forwarder Presentation When setting up a DNS server on Windows Server, it may be necessary to configure one or more DNS forwarders to public servers to res

DNSSEC: Sign a DNS Zone with Windows Server

Presentation DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) is an extension of the DNS protocol that adds security to the DNS protocol by signing the records by a public / private key system. This ex

Scroll to Top