Unable to find domain name after changing address in wordpress

January 28, 2018 807 views
WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

So at step five of "https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-the-wordpress-one-click-install-on-digitalocean" I saw the ISP search engine that you get when you type in an address that doesn't exist.
Here's an image for reference: http://prntscr.com/i6v9x0

The link might not be up for long so sorry to the people that might have this problem in the future.

Thanks to anyone who answers!

1 Answer

It appears that this domain is currently pointed to a namecheap DNS server. The domain does resolve correctly however.

It looks like you registered this domain recently and when this question was posted it is likely that the new domain registration had not yet propagated to your ISPs DNS servers. This process can take up to 24-48 hours in some cases and until it is done, your domain may not be resolvable from some ISP networks.

To point the domain at your droplets you have two options:

1.) Use Namecheap's DNS and create an A record that points at your droplet's IP address.

2.) Point your domain to DigitalOcean's DNS servers and create an A record pointing to your droplet. This guide will help.

You should see the same results from either of these options in most cases and both namecheap and DO offer basic DNS services free of charge.

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