After DNS Change from ip to domain, site doesn't load


I was setting up my website on my new droplet for WordPress on my IP, when I finished, promptly I created a CNAME record and changed the DNS on my register.

Thing is, now my ip and my domain are not loading, they just show me the error ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT.

What should I do? DNS already propagated and Mxtoolbox says my DNS is set up correctly.

Can anyone help me out?


Best Lucas

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Are you able to access your Droplet via its IP address? Double check that your DNS records contain the correct IP address. Looking up your domain name, the IP address associated with it isn’t responding to ping or HTTP requests.


All DNS changes might take up to 48 hours in order to fully update. This is due to ISP DNS cache and general DNS propagating as well. This usually happens a lot faster but will still take at least few hours to fully update.

You can monitor the DNS propagation with any website like just select the desired record type A or MX and then click the Search button. It will show you a DNS record check from various points around the world. This will help you to see if there is a DNS misconfiguration or if it’s just the DNS slowly updating.

Hope this helps! Regards, Alex

yes, it is an issue, whenever changing any domain name server or hosting related terminal, you may find some big bugs such as not loading, disappearing, site down or sometimes 404 errors in complete disappearance of your site. I may recommend consulting with a web design service just before doing anything like that.