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I've transferred my domain to your name servers today but my site(s) aren't coming up, why?
Posted by admin on 11 September 2009 09:41 PM
Moving a domain name can take a couple of days. First, the central registry has to update their databases and over the weekends they can be a bit slow. This can take up to a day sometimes. Besides that, each and every ISP has to cache the new registry database and this can take a few days, although normally 1-2. Normally, a local ISP will only update their name servers once per day so even if Whois shows your DNS information updated, your local ISP may still be using yesterday's database. This always clears up after 1-2 days.
The good thing is that it's usually only the domain name owner that will experience the caching delay. Normal site visitors that haven't visited your website recently will not have cached the old DNS information and will be able to get to your site even though you may not.
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