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02-16-2006, 07:54 PM
im used to free host so this is a huge leap for me. whenever i type my domain into the adress bar it takes me to a search page, witch means its not up yet. how long does this take?
02-16-2006, 08:12 PM
Bluehost's part will be ready right away. If you had to change DNS settings from your old server, that will take 24 to 48 hours to propegate. When I signed up my welcome letter gave me an IP based address that I could use until the DNS info propegated. If you've been able to FTP your files up, you must be using the ip based address to do so.
02-16-2006, 08:23 PM
ive been useing the normal uploader, and its my first domain and first paid host so all the options are sooooo confuseing. so i guess 24 hours till my .com works?
02-16-2006, 08:41 PM
Remember to clear the cache on your browser or you'll keep going right back to that search page.
02-17-2006, 02:50 AM
so i guess 24 hours till my .com works?
Usually, it's best to leave the domain for at least 24 hours until the changes propogate throughout the system.
02-17-2006, 05:35 AM
For now, use your sites IP to connect to the site. (http://34.634.5.12 as an example) :)
02-20-2006, 08:06 PM
its been like 4 days and its still not working
02-20-2006, 09:15 PM
samething with mine and it has been 3 days now....
02-20-2006, 09:26 PM
This will give you some info on where your domain is pointing:
Or try running a traceroute on your domain name to see if it resolves to a Bluehost server.
Open the MSDOS command window,
Type in: tracert yourdomain.com
Open a terminal,
Type in: traceroute yourdomain.com
you'll see the hops as they get to the end server (hopefully Bluehost)
NOTE: Windows tracert.exe may not work...read this:
02-20-2006, 09:44 PM
aww man i dont know how to do that... is that the same thing as Command Prompt? or the "run"?
02-20-2006, 09:47 PM
Yep same thing...
But use the link at dnsreport first, it's easier.
02-20-2006, 11:38 PM
[ERROR: The parent servers say that the domain thedarkestneo.com does not exist.]
Rows with a FAIL indicate a problem that in most cases really should be fixed.
Rows with a WARN indicate a possible minor problem, which often is not worth pursuing.
Note that all information is accessed in real-time (except where noted), so this is the freshest information about your domain.
and when i tru the smdos thing i just get alot of jibberish
02-21-2006, 05:45 AM
I've had the same problem with a domain I registered with Blueshost on the 16th. I went through the registration and hosting process and received my confirmation emails but the domain is still not resolving five days later. I have emailed Bluehost technical support a couple of times but I have not heard anything back yet.
I am hosting several other domains with Bluehost but this is the first time I have had a problem.
02-21-2006, 06:01 AM
ok i think my domain works but the index.pho won't work when i try to go to it but my index.html works....
can any one help i think it is a domain problem
02-21-2006, 07:08 AM
[COLOR="Red"][ERROR: The parent servers say that the domain thedarkestneo.com does not exist.]
This indicates that the domain name has never reached the parent servers and therefore could not propagate to all the nameservers.
You are going to have to check with tech support. When you signed up they may have made a mispelling in your domain name or something else may have happened.
02-21-2006, 05:02 PM
Double check and make sure that your nameservers have been changed to point to bluehost's nameservers.
You can go to http://www.internic.net/whois.html or your domain name registrar's whois area and get the whois on yoiur domain name to make sure the nameservers have been changed.
I have never had a problem with getting my nameserver's changed and pointed to bluehost...
02-21-2006, 05:54 PM
hey i called tech support and the guy i talked to said my domain wasnt completly setup or somthing, and he said it should work in about an hour.
thanks alot for your help
02-21-2006, 06:17 PM
I always register my domain names myself using something like GoDaddy.com or my own domain name resellers account... I never register my domain name through my web host.... I just like to have more control over my domain name... I also find that doing things this way get the changes I need done, done quicker.
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