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Godaddy Nameserver change takes months?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sikandar, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Today I bought a new .com domain at Godaddy using their $1.99 offer. I was able to buy the domain, but Godaddy makes it very difficult to use any other hosting for the domain.

    First it tried to upsell their hosting and other packages. When I went to domain setup and attempted to change the nameservers, I received the message 'Your request has been submitted. It may take a few months for the nameserver change to take effect .... A few months WTF?? Godaddy really sucks.
     
  2. aliravian

    aliravian Junior Member

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    For me, godaddy always changed name severe within a minute.
     
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  3. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  4. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    Is this the first domain you have bought? It doesnt take months it takes hours and i think you misread the message i think it said a few moments not months ..... The max time is 48hrs.
     
  5. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    It does not take hours, but minutes. OP, you gave me a good laugh!
     
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    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    Yep. I had the same issue 2 days ago. Changed godaddy nameservers to hostgator and nothing happened. Then I contacted my VA and he said I had the wrong hostgator account / set up everything wrong. :)
     
  7. hpasha

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    Never happened to me. It gets changed in few hrs.. Might be complete propagation take 1-5 days..
     
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    OP you're member since 2008??? It takes months for godaddy to change nameservers??? You really made my day... LOOOL
     
  9. bmminc

    bmminc Regular Member

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    Godaddy is really fast. It is usually working for me within the hour. A lot of times it takes 5 min or so before I can start work, but for it to fully propagate around an hour.

    Make sure you have the correct nameservers.
     
  10. Automated

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    Usually happens within an hour, sometimes a few hours.
     
  11. raddix

    raddix Registered Member

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    I also changed the nameservers of Godaddy and it took not more than 1 hour !!
     
  12. rabbitking

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  13. V

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    Never happened to me lol, you must ne pretty unlucky. The only reason it takes some time is due to the propagation delay, but it is very less nowadays for every domain registrar.
     
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    That can't be true
     
  15. senzu

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    Back in 2000, it took up to 72 hours. These days it takes a few mins to a few hours. I did have one case where it took overnight, but that was one out of maybe 20-30 domains in the last year.
     
  16. Bluearrow

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    It usually says It may take a few minutes for the nameserver change to take effect. Either they have a typo in site now or you have mistaken. With any domain registrar it shouldn't take more than 48 hours max. In recent times I never had to wait more than hour or so max.
     
  17. Capo Dei Capi

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    I usually have it changed with godaddy in 1 hour at the most these days.
     
  18. jak19

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    godaddy total rubbish just moved all my domains to namecheap
     
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  19. hotguy640

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    better try by clearing your catch
     
  20. silvermember

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    OP you better of do it manually by yourself in no time, it worked for me not to long go!
    Go to your Domain - Manage - and you just take it from there!
    never sent email to them, click around in your cp to know whats going on man.

    peace