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Expose TTL to be modified

Jehan Alvani
suggested this on May 31, 2012 15:11

Sometimes it would be nice to modify the TTL so I can do changes & scenario tests without having to wait for a long TTL to expire. It would be nice to be able to modify the TTL without having to open a support case. 

Common feature at other registrars. Would love to see it here.

 

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Bruce Kessel

Wow.  I'm stunned that Hover doesn't offer this.  I don't even see what the TTL is for my domains.

Lowering TTL is the professional way to migrate websites.  Do they want us to "wait 24 hours" when moving a site.

Ridiculous.  This is a show stopper.  I don't want to issue a service ticket for stuff I should control.

If Hover is concerned about DNS overload or something then have a "return to default" after so many days. 

October 17, 2012 10:10
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James Harber

I migrated today and didn't realize I couldn't edit the TTL until now.  Pretty frustrating.  Hover, if you really want to be the top provider of domains, give us the control!

November 01, 2012 13:31
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William T Nelson

Unbelievable.

November 04, 2012 01:41
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Michael Greenwald

very disappointing, nice controls otherwise!

November 20, 2012 22:34
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Blair Mueller
Hover Help Center

Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback on this feature request.  This is something that is on the roadmap for Hover.  It's a planned feature request.  Currently, our TTL is 15 mins. 

November 21, 2012 12:31
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Mo Lawson

I'm glad this is on someone's radar.  As it is, I'm hosting DNS for my domains elsewhere for the time being.

Even if we can edit the TTL, it would be nice to display the current TTL somewhere.

January 03, 2013 17:47
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Brian Gotfredson

+1   It would be nice to be able set a low TTL when testing websites.

January 17, 2013 15:11
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Andrew Spicer

I'd like to add my vote for adding this. I just transferred a couple of my domains to try Hover out and I'm really surprised that this isn't available. I wouldn't have even thought to check it. I will say though, the fact that the default is pretty short helps.

January 29, 2013 09:33
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Brandon Arbini

+1

January 29, 2013 09:45
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Steve Cunningham

I too can live with 15 minutes, but I'd like to set it myself. I'm currently waiting on a transfer from NetSol, who apparently doesn't even display the TTL, much less allow editing. I expect it's measured in weeks.

February 01, 2013 13:46
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Andy Piper

+1 to this, please expose TTL for configuration!

February 27, 2013 14:03
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Evan McDaniel

Yeah, 15 minutes is good enough for me, but would be nice to be able to configure (or at least view) even so.

February 27, 2013 23:32
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Nancy Young

Is there a rough timeline for when this feature might get rolled out?

March 07, 2013 04:01
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Andrew Costen
Hover Help Center

Not at the moment.

March 07, 2013 16:02
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Kalle Rainio

+1

March 13, 2013 13:54
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Michael Swimm

Also stunned. I just moved all my domains from GoDaddy. The thought never even crossed my mind that TTL would not be controllable. Otherwise I love the service. 

I will not renew a domain until this is available. 

March 29, 2013 10:05
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Lawrence Altomare

+1   It is a critical feature needed for migrations.  It will be a show stopper preventing future migration of domains.

April 12, 2013 12:32
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Ziad Sultan

Please take action and update us as to when this will be available or if it won't be and why. This is most def encourages one to consider another provider

April 14, 2013 11:45
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Rob Lake
Hover Help Center

We've no word yet on when this will be introduced, but we'll definitely provide an update as soon as one is available.

April 14, 2013 15:56
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Andrew Tylosky

Agreed - a TTL that we can modify is a must-have option.

April 16, 2013 19:43
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Pete Stephenson

Add me to the list: being able to set TTLs is important part of providing DNS service.

 

Also, I'm surprised at the choice of 15 minutes: it seems like the common values are one hour, four hours, or one day. 

April 27, 2013 16:50
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Brandon Champion

If I can't set it myself, 15 minutes seems like a good default to use. Not quite sure why so many people are complaining, but then again, I'm not running Google over here.

May 07, 2013 16:50
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Andy Wendt

+1 I love the interface and support but sometimes I am limited by the lack of TTL configurability.  It is the only thing that I feel that is frustrating.  Fix that and we will rejoice!

May 11, 2013 19:04
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TCL Nan

I was about to adjust the TTL only to find that I can't. This is a real disappointment. 

May 29, 2013 17:28
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Pete Stephenson

While I'd love to have the ability to change DNS TTLs with Hover's DNS service, it's worth pointing out that there's no particular reason why one needs to use Hover's DNS service.

Services like http://dns.he.net/ exist and provide free DNS hosting, and essentially all web hosts (a service which Hover doesn't provide) offer DNS hosting as part of the service they offer. Hosting DNS with a registrar like Hover is fine, but it's definitely not the only option. :)

May 29, 2013 18:03
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TCL Nan

If I wanted to move away from Hover I wouldn't have commented but just transferred my domains. Pointing out that moving away from Hover to another service that does provide control over DNS is very important, I wouldn't have come up with that idea myself so thanks. I really like to move my DNS stuff - which is crucial infrastructure, to some shady free service. I like the idea that for exchange of some money, I get reliable trustworthy service. Anyway, I hope Hover does address the TTL stuff in the near future.

May 29, 2013 18:39
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Pete Stephenson

TCL: Understood. This really should be an option. I could understand it if a domain registrar like Hover didn't provide DNS service (as it's really a "value-added service" and not something that all registrars do -- many just handle just the domain registration and you use your web hosting company's DNS servers [or run your own, etc.]), but if they do they really should allow users to adjust TTLs. That's pretty basic functionality for DNS service.

Also, just to be clear, I wasn't recommending that you transfer your domain to another registrar. You can keep your name registered with Hover but designate any authoritative nameservers that you wish. This is a quite common thing to do: as an example, I have some domains registered with Hover (and other registrars) but have configured my domains such that they use my web host's DNS servers as it allow for the web hosting system to update things a lot more easily. My employer has their domain registered with a different, non-Hover registrar and configured their domain so it uses the company's own DNS servers. There's no obligation that you need to use the registrar's DNS servers.

That said, Hurricane Electric (he.net) is a major global networking company that provides free DNS service as a courtesy to the internet. Their service isn't "shady" but I can see why you'd be skeptical of other services (and you're right to be skeptical).

May 29, 2013 19:31
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TCL Nan
Ok Pete, I understand your argument, sorry for the harsh remark. I was not familiar with HE and I should not call them shady. Moving actual DNS service away from Hover and just keep them for domain name registration is a bid sad. It goes right in the face of domain name management made simple.
May 30, 2013 03:19
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Kathie Baldwin

Thanks Blair Mueller for your post: 

Hi everyone, thanks for the feedback on this feature request.  This is something that is on the roadmap for Hover.  It's a planned feature request.  Currently, our TTL is 15 mins. 
November 21, 2012 12:31

Hover's TTL is much lower than expected; however, it would have been helpful to state this info in a visible spot so I didn't have to dig for it!

June 03, 2013 00:04
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William T Nelson

The option to increase TTL is helpful from a security perspective.

I would like to remind Hover that it has been over a year since this feature was promised.

January 29, 2014 17:53
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Andrew Post

Nearly two years now. I would use it for transferring sites, then much longer for security once things are setup.

March 05, 2014 19:26
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Michael Quinn

A 15 min TTL is a major security risk. Major.

https://medium.com/cyber-security/24eb09e026dd

If a hacker new Hover's TTL was just 15 mins - and not editable - he would love hacking domains at Hover.

March 23, 2014 18:20
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Jordan Halvorsen

Yes please.

April 10, 2014 13:56
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Travis Ryan

Wow, this really sucks. Needs to be done now.

April 16, 2014 13:55