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Can't access my domain

I bought a domain on godaddy and change nameserver to digitalocean and I cant access my domain now. It says the site can’t be reach. But I can ping the domain and its IP.


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alexdo
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April 10, 2024

Heya, @hanzcrab

You can ensure that the DNS is set correctly. Also, DNS changes will take some time to update, this can take up to 24 hours, but usually all is good within few hours.

Our DNS lookup tool can help you to check all the DNS settings for your domain name:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/dns

Regards

Bobby Iliev
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April 3, 2024

Hey,

Keep in mind that after changing your nameservers, DNS propagation can take up to 48 hours. During this time, your domain might not be consistently reachable as the changes propagate throughout the internet.

You can use this tool provided by DigitalOcean to check the current status of your DNS propagation: DigitalOcean DNS Tool.

Next, ensure that you’ve added your domain to your DigitalOcean dashboard. If it’s not added, the DNS settings won’t take effect. Once added, verify that your A record is pointing to the correct IP address of your DigitalOcean droplet. The A record is crucial as it directs your domain to the server’s IP address.

Additionally, it’s good to check if you have any firewalls or security settings that might be blocking access to your domain. Make sure your server is configured to respond to requests on the standard web ports (80 for HTTP and 443 for HTTPS).

If after 48 hours your site is still not reachable, feel free to share more details about your setup and I will be happy to help further.

Best,

Bobby

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