Why DNS address can not be found on some browsers

Posted June 14, 2017 2.3k views
DeploymentUbuntu 16.04

I have my personal site hosted at, on a domain purchased from Google domains. I followed the digital ocean tutorials to direct the droplet to the domain and setup ssh on the site and all has been running well for several days. Since yesterday the site has been not showing on safari. It went back on for a few hours last night. Then again this morning it was showing that the DNS server could not be found. Also on chrome the site only works with www and not when I visit Are there any settings that I could change to fix this issue?

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Hi @barfootaaron

When did you move the domain to DigitalOcean’s name servers? Sometimes, it might take up to 48 hours for it to be completed, which can lead to strange problems until then, if the old name servers don’t have the same DNS records.

And then you have to factor in browser cache, which can sometimes be tricky, but generally it’s renewed if you close (and Quit on Mac) the browser and start it again.