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My DNS is acting strange

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by marketingteam, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. marketingteam

    marketingteam Registered Member

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    Hello,

    My DNS (I am using idotz) is resolving to the old dns (which was sedo parking page) I changed it to my hosting account a day back. It was working fine. But now it resolved to sedo. Can anyone advise about what's happening?
     
  2. linuxgeek

    linuxgeek Newbie

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    It's possible that the dns changes haven't yet spread through all systems. Some isps cache dns results and don't update them as fast as they should. You can use nslookup to see if the new dns server has the information. Go to the command line and type nslookup and press enter. After that type the word server and the new dns server's ip or hostname. Once you've done that you will be querying that dns server directly. Now you can type the name of your host and press enter to see if it returns the proper ip address. PM me if you need any help.
     
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  3. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    dns changes usually take some time... .
     
  4. jbryant30

    jbryant30 Regular Member

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    Yes linuxgeek is right. In 2000, I tried switching my domain servers and it took almost a week! Luckily, it's 2008; almost 2009. Most companies only take a few minutes like GoDaddy.
     
  5. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    Yeah, godaddy takes like 10 minutes. It really depends on a LOT of things. DNS is distributed system, so it takes a while for things to propagate, caches to expire, etc. If it's getting cached so long maybe it's because it was getting good traffic? (Hence whatever DNS host it is "stuck on" decided to cache it to improve efficiency.)
     
  6. isritter

    isritter Junior Member

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    I have Hostgator and have had similar issues every time I add a new site. If you e-mail support, they can reset your account and the domains should resolve.