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How long does it take to register a domain?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by yoshiiaki, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. yoshiiaki

    yoshiiaki Newbie

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    Hello all,
    I registered a .org domain yesterday using internet.bs and was wondering how long it takes to activate? I also setup hostgator and installed wordpress using it's 1-click method but I see nothing when I go to the url. It's as if nothing exists. Am I just not waiting long enough? I always assumed everything to go rather quickly. Thank you
     
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    4trsuted Regular Member

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    If you set up DNS correctly it can take up to 72 hours for your site to be live.
     
  3. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    I usually have my domains ready to go within minutes from NameCheap. I'm not familiar with the company you mentioned.

    Contact support. Yesterday is long enough.
     
  4. Tensegrity

    Tensegrity Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    After registering a domain, you need to log into the registrar and update the nameservers to point to your web host's nameservers.

    It's weird that you installed wordpress without the domain in place though. That is probably going to cause problems.
     
  5. JustLearningTheRopes

    JustLearningTheRopes Registered Member

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    I use GoDaddy most of the time and from the time I register the domain until I have wordpress up and running is usually around 5 Mins 10 Mins at most. So, I'm not sure what might be going on with yours. You should probably check with support and see if they can help.
     
  6. yoshiiaki

    yoshiiaki Newbie

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    Okay thanks guys. I'll check out the registrar and see if I can update the DNS servers. And I'll also uninstall Wordpress if it even truly installed. It says installed on the cPanel but Owell. I'll reply a bit later with an update

    --Edit--

    Epic fail...Thanks guys. I went to the registrar and it didn't list anything for DNS. So added hostgator's servers and BAM within a minute it all started to work. Thanks again.
     
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  7. ugjunk

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    You normally get the domains instantly and the DNS propagation normally upto 72 hours.
     
  8. sumax

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    today DNS propagation much faster no more than 24 hours. If your DNS propagation too slow, lower TTL (ex 500)
     
  9. blipblop

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    I think it's around...10-15 minutes, if you set the DNS correctly.
     
  10. Kiopa_Matt

    Kiopa_Matt Registered Member

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    These days, it only seems to take a few minutes for the new domain to be resolving correctly to your nameservers.
     
  11. saneguy

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    for me it took about a day or so.
     
  12. Typlo

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    The propagation period can take up to 24-72 hours.

    You can use some tools in order to check whether the propagation period is completed. For example you try to test it at: http://www.whatsmydns.net/
     
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    An hour at most with NameCheap or GoDaddy. Takes longest for the routing tables to get updated.
     
  14. ezine.writer

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    When you get the domains,first register to that and then log in ,after that it will hardly a minute to get the domains, but the DNS propagation takes around 72 hours
     
  15. migrashin

    migrashin Registered Member

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    Usuually it updates in like 30 mins for me, but sometimes it can take longer.
     
  16. mario279

    mario279 Registered Member

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    make sure you redirected the domain names on the site where you registered your domain, it takes about 24 hours if its from registryrocket, if its from another service it might take up to 48 hours. always check with customer service cause their pretty good at that...
     
  17. cas77

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    24 hours is long enough. If you have the money, and you have already paid, it can be alive in a matter of an hour, or even minutes. But some requires for 24 hours to be alive.
     
  18. mexzton

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    nice info.