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    How long for a nameserver to propagate over the net
    I registered a domain with Directnic.com and changed the nameservers to where my site is going to be hosted at about 5 days ago.

    It says on the directnic website that it usually takes 48 hrs for nameserver changes to take effect.

    It's been 5 days now and I still can't resolve host name when I FTP and my site still has a DNS error when I typed in my domain name at the browser.

    Does Directnic being located in New Orleans has an issue to this? or is there any other problem that I should take a look into?

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    I was just going to say something about New Orleans (I still have a few domains with them) but see you realized that.

    In the past it has taken 24 - 48 hours for me.

    With GoDaddy or Dotster it is even less lately.
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    Yes, 24-48 hours is what I've seen in the past. Googlebot and some other places cache DNS longer than that, but for most it should be 24-48 hours.
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    Average of <24 hrs, we usually tell customers to expect 24-48 hrs.

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    Most of mine have resolved within a day or two, sometimes even in less than an hour.

    But I had one that failed to resolve after a full 30 days. Wound up giving up and pointing it at another server and it resolved in about 40 minutes.

    Good luck. Sucks when this happens.

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    Check your whois record at whois.sc, this will tell you where they see it. Or you can tracer it at dnsstuff.com. If they report the change, it must be cached somewhere.

    Often it is cached in more places than just your pc - but start there.
    For windows
    Go into dos and type: ipconfig /flushdns
    hit return, then reboot.
    Power down any routers, switches and hubs. Let them sit off for a few minutes. I normally remove the power cords just to be sure.

    If that still doesn't work, edit your hosts file and plug in the correct FQDN and ip, if that fails it is a routing issue from your isp, if you have someone like aol expect this one, if not call them and ask them whats up.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I did a tracerroute at dnsstuff and it says:

    "Sorry, I could not determine the IP for .....(error 11004)."

    I also got this message when doing a DNS Lookup:

    "Server failure. There's a problem with the DNS server for ......."


    Where could this problem be? Could this be a problem with my webhosting company?
    Last edited by UKJ; September 18th, 2005 at 04:18 AM. Reason: Need to add something

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    Yep, sounds like the server is not setup. You can go to http://dnsreport.com/ and see what errors it gives you and then point that out to your isp.

    Chet

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    I have had DNS pointed in less than an HOUR with "GoDaddy"
    it used to take at least 24 hours..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AddHandler
    I have had DNS pointed in less than an HOUR with "GoDaddy"
    it used to take at least 24 hours..
    The .com name servers now update every hour instead of 24 hours, so new registrations will be seen that much faster. That changed about 6-8 months ago if memory serves.

    Sean

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