HTTP response for 'update your DNS dammit!'

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I made a DNS change recently but notice that some users (usually server-based requests) and search spiders are still sending requests to the old IP. Is there an HTTP status message I can use to say 'look, you'll get this site fine if you update your DNS'? I don't want to put up a holding page as that will result in a 200-OK and ruin my search indexes in google, etc.



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How would you define "recently"? Depending in what's in your TTL (Time to Live) record, it may take up to 72 hours for all records to update.

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