I added two NS records to my DNS record four days ago. I did this to use a service provided by the name servers that I added. In order to get them to enable their services, they need to verify that they are name server for my domain by doing a whois on my domain. It has been four days and whois still does not show the two new NS records. The whois server that gets checked is whois.rnids.rs.

Is there something special I need to do to update whois? I've verified that the new NS records have propagated to many DNS servers by nslookup -q=NS <my domain>. Indeed, the two original and two new NS records are returned.

  • Typically it's measured in seconds, but for a .rs domain it's probably measured in God only knows. Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 23:48

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It varies from company to company. I have spent quite some time with GoDaddy, NameCheap and Whois.net. Once I updated nameserver records for a domain registered with GoDaddy, it barely took 2-3 hours. On contrary, NameCheap took almost 2 days to update the records for another domain I was configuring.

I think the best way is to ask the domain registrar before changing the records. This way, they would take any necessary "manual" steps involved before the bots kick in.


I have had the same issue a few months back. The name servers took over a week but the contact info took way longer for them to change (2 months for sure)


Maybe updating the NS records is not the proper way to affect name servers. My domain management company updated their web UI and it now has a special section for updating name servers. I added the new name servers using this section and whois was updated accordingly within a few days.

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