There will be between a 12- and a 24-hour period before your new domain is fully propagated, and during this time you cannot access it by using the name you selected. Propagation as it relates to the Internet is, in the simplest terms, the process by which all the computers on the Internet become aware of where your domain is located. By communicating among themselves constantly, domain name system (DNS) servers keep registries of what a domain's resolved address is and on what physical server it is located (in this case it is on a server called Thus, whether you are logging on from Tokyo or Madison, your Internet service provider's DNS server will know where your site is located within 24 hours or, in the worst case, 48 hours. As an example, my. com address took 18 hours to resolve, whereas my. net address was resolved in 9 hours. There is no way to accurately predict how long it will take, and the only way you will know is to type your domain name into your browser's navigation bar and see whether it comes up.

When your domain is propagated, you will see a page that looks exactly like the one In Figure 4-1, and you will be ready to start making your own photo blog.


Figure 4.1. 4-1

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