How to use dig to get the TTL (time to load) of a domain

January 06, 2012

Obtaining the TTL for a domain is quite simple.

Open up a terminal and meet your new friend 'dig'.

Type the follow, replacing my website url with your own.

dig +nocmd +noall +answer

The response you will get is:-	3496	IN	A

Your friend is 3496 this is your domains TTL.

Which is 3,496 seconds, or almost 1 hour.


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