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  1. #1

    Domain Not 'quite' Responding

    I purchased a VPS and a domain on Thursday.

    Domain was from 1and1, sent the domain to use my VPS as name servers which worked, as shown in my Whois.

    There is a domain holder file on the VPS which should be accessible. However I cannot get there unless I use a proxy. I did a check of the domain on HostTracker and got 2 Succeded and 36 failed checks.

    What would be causing this? Is it simply because I recently changed the DNS settings and it takes a while for it to fully work?

  2. #2
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    Yes, probably pending propagation. Try using nslookup or host to test against another nameserver.

    nslookup domain.tld 4.2.2.1 #windows
    host domain.tld 72.249.164.11 #linux

    Note, you can also try some other DNS servers.
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    If it works through a proxy then it's pretty much you or anyone else that cached the entry who can't see it.

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    Sorry didn't really understand either of those replies.

    Also I have a sub domain with Plesk set up for a blog on it with and got Wordpress successfully installed and can access that fine, but not the main domain.

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    Basically it's all working. If you can use a proxy for it, you're just waiting on DNS caches to expire and for the new DNS entries to propagate.
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  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by hermetek View Post
    Basically it's all working. If you can use a proxy for it, you're just waiting on DNS caches to expire and for the new DNS entries to propagate.
    Alright thank you, that's basically what I originally thought, just needs more time to update but wasn't sure and wanted to check.

    Is there any amount of time that usually takes?

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    Typically 24-72 hours depending on your ISP. My ISP at home, RCN, takes a long time to update their DNS caches. I currently use OpenDNS instead. Basically what you do is change your DNS Resolvers from your ISP's to theirs, so your DNS updates instantly - because they dont cache the records like my ISP does. Their site is http://opendns.com - check them out.

  8. #8
    Alright thanks everyone

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    Not a problem, glad everything worked out!

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