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Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by hwolfpack6, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    Does forwarding your address take as long as DNS nameservers do? This is my first experience with a real domain name, and I don't have much time till this has to be live. I bought the domain, and I'm losing my chance to make big money every second it's not up.

    I am using freehostia.com, and I forwarded my domain name to the home page...how long will this take?
     
  2. pantheos

    pantheos Newbie

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    Forwarding usually only takes a few minutes. If you want to use the domain long term, you'll want to correct the name servers.
     
  3. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for your quick reply...how long does a few minutes mean? I probably forwarded 30 minutes ago, but check it out:

    http://www.friday13movie.info - still parked.
     
  4. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    Now I'm getting this website unavailable. I've already missed out potentially on $92.
     
  5. pantheos

    pantheos Newbie

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    That sucks! It really depends on the host as to how long it takes. The host I'm with usually takes a max of about 5 mins. In the future, if your domain is connected to web hosting, you can just create a php redirect and upload it. That's much quicker.
     
  6. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Actually, the DNS change can take up to 24 (or more) hours to propagate across the internet.