Question

Domain not pinging correctly but whois working

Hi all,

I have redirected my domain name (godaddy) to point from FreeHostia to digitalocean server today on 2015-11-28. When I type whois site.com in my terminal, the ServerName is NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM

When i go to https://asm.ca.com/en/ping.php The IP address that shows is for my Digital Ocean server

The issue here is that on my Local computer, when i ping site.com I ping the old IP address from the FreeHostia server. And when i type site.com in Safari, I still get the old website.

It says that it may take up to a day for the redirection to be done worldwide, but if the website I enter at https://asm.ca.com/en/ping.php gives me the right IP address in all countries, shouldn’t it redirect to the right server by now ?

Thanks in advance for the help!


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@maturcotte

DNS updates can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. If you’ve previously accessed this domain, then you requests are most likely cached. You can try flushing your browser cache (entirely) to see if that helps. If it doesn’t and you have broadband, pulling the plug on the modem and giving it 40-60 seconds before plugging it back in will normally send a refresh signal to your ISP which should either force the local cache to flush or do nothing at all (it all depends on the ISP).

DNS, unlike most things, doesn’t update all at once (on a global scale - which has nothing to do with DigitalOcean). What may be resolving in California may not be in New York and Illinois (Chicago). At the same time, it very well could be in Florida but not overseas in the UK, China etc.