Alternative ways include to bypass propagation include:
1) Alter your current A record
Point your A record from your current hosting provider at the DNS zone pointing to the new IP address of your website.
Set your TTL really low like 200 or 300. This will almost make propagation time to be reduced at max, and make your site propagation time to only take between 20 to 35 mins average. Then the A record will be updated all over the world across major ISPs.
This will make your domain to be resolved from previous places in the world where propagation time isn't completed yet, to the new destination, it's like a forced way to make propagation faster.
2) Modify your "hosts" file
Place a line like this at the end of your hosts file, this method works for any operating system like Windows, Linux or Mac:
XX.XX.XX.XX yoursite.com www.yoursite.com
This modification will force your local computer to resolve the website bypassing DNS propagation and letting your network know that your site is hosted at the IP address you specified on that file.
After modifying that file, just open up your browser and surf your site normally from the new server destination.
Once the propagation is done, around 48 hours after the initial change, make sure to remove these entries from your hosts file, as they won't be necessary.
3) Use a fast public DNS server
Cloudflare public DNS Servers (22.214.171.124) and Google DNS servers (126.96.36.199) are the fastest public DNS servers in the world and can help you a lot to pass propagation time.
Make sure you include this line at the top of your resolv.conf file (on Linux and Mac):
If you are using Windows 10 you can alter your hosts file following this steps:
- Open up the Windows "Control Panel".
- Click on "Network and Internet", then click "Network and Sharing Center".
- Click on "Change adapter settings".
- Right Click on your current Network interface connected to the internet - Click on "Properties"
- Click on the protocol "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" - Click on "Properties"
- Select "Use the following DNS server addresses".
- Enter 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Save changes.
This method will ensure you will get the max DNS resolution speed while connecting outside of your network.
After this change, make sure you clear your browser cache as well.
You should also make sure to flush your DNS cache using Google Flush cache utility.