Deleted wordpress droplet, but domain still points to it

October 7, 2018 480 views
WordPress

Hello,

I bought a domain from Namecheap yesterday (JoshTavasso.com) and linked it to my old droplet (138.197.205.161).
Due to some issues with my site (getting locked out of wordpress), I decided that a quick solution would be to destroy the droplet and create a new one (138.68.226.235). I thought that this was okay, since I had already backed up my wordpress site, so all I had to do was import it onto the new droplet.

So, I thought that destroying my old droplet would unlink my domain as well from it, so that I can link it to my new droplet. But, when going to 138.197.205.161 (in the URL bar), I get redirected to JoshTavasso.com (which just gives a blank page for me saying that it is a domain registered by Namecheap), which does not make any sense since that droplet, and that IP address all together, should be destroyed. When going to 138.68.226.235 (my new droplet/new IP), it also redirects me to JoshTavasso.com (another blank page with the standard Namecheap message, even though this droplet is supposed to have my wordpress site on it).

Not sure what to do. Basically, I want joshtavasso.com to redirect to 138.68.226.235 and vice versa. I want 138.197.205.161 to be destroyed, but that does not seem to be the case even though the droplet is destroyed. Right now it seems like I can’t use my domain for anything and that worries me.

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

1 Answer

When you changed your domain DNS you may only needed wait a bit for propagation as now it seems the domain is pointed to where you intend.

Propagation can take anywhere from minutes to 48 hours depending on the system you’re working with and the type of update.

https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/JoshTavasso.com

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