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Domain Transer, DNS, and Pointers

Hi,

I followed the community guides on transferring DNS, nameservers, and all that. I used to have my domain (appleappsales.com) hosted somewhere else but now I’ve changed everything needed. When I load appleappsales.com I still see the page/text I saw before I changed the info. Is this normal or does it take time to propagate? I know over at my other host, there is a “Pointers” section where I can change to point the domain to (i.e. subdirectory, main directory, parked, etc) somewhere else. What do I need to do or any info? Thanks! :)


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Awesome, thanks!

You’ll need to update the DNS record for your domain name with your registrar. This is usually done by updating the “A” record for <yourdomain>.com and www.<yourdomain>.com. You’ll want both those records to now have the IP address of your new droplet. Once you make this change, it can take up to 24 hours to propagate. <br> <br>You can test it locally but attempting to ping your domain from the command line. So, from Win/Linux/OSX run the following: <br> <br>ping appleappsales.com <br> <br>And look for the response which should show you your IP address. For example, I get the following: <br> <br>PING appleappsales.com (192.34.62.252): 56 data bytes <br>64 bytes from 192.34.62.252: icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=95.529 ms <br>64 bytes from 192.34.62.252: icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=77.434 ms <br>64 bytes from 192.34.62.252: icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=44.300 ms

Update: Currently on I have the pointer to the IP of the new server, however, in the address bar it shows the IP not the domain. Do I need to cancel my domain or what?