Frequently Asked Questions

Domain Propagation is the period of time, or delay, involved in sending your domain’s address information to all the other name servers in the world. Name servers intentionally keep track of addresses for domains in their memory for a specific period of time which is defined by the administrator of the name server. This speeds up the process of looking up an address for a domain name. Unfortunately this “cached” information also stays in the name servers when it has been changed at the source of the original information (the domain’s registrar).

Name servers refresh themselves from once an hour to once a day. Generally 2-3 days time is a good estimate when a domain’s DNS information is changed at the domain registrar, after which everyone in the world can see the change.

You can speed up this process by clearing your local computer DNS cache by following:

1) Read How to Clear local DNS.

2) Restart your computer.

3) Restart/reboot your network modem/router (if you have both, restart the modem first and then the router).

This will allow your computer to receive a fresh DNS record of the domain name if this was refreshed at the names servers.

If you have an error message not found when browsing to your new website, or if your have just changed the named servers:

1) Try a different browser.

2) Clear your browser cookies and cache/temp internet files, also check security settings, and clear your local DNS :

How to Clear your DNS

3) Restart your computer.

4) Restart/reboot your network modem/router (if you have both, restart the modem first and then the router)

If you still have no connection please try a proxy server :

Please allow up to 72 hours for world wide DNS propagation, then let us know if you still have problems.

Flush DNS to get a new name resolution. Also flush dns cache when you can’t access a newly registered domain name. You can simply flush your DNS cache anytime to get new entry. So, Flush your DNS cache now.

To flush the DNS cache in Microsoft  Windows XP:

– Start -> Run -> type cmd

– in command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns

– Done! You Window DNS cache has just been flushed.

To flush the DNS cache in Windows Vista, 7 or 8+: 

– Run a command prompt as an Administrator.

– in the command window type the following and then hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns

You will see the following confirmation:

Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

To flush the DNS cache in Linux, restart the nscd daemon:

– To restart the nscd daemon, type /etc/rc.d/init.d/nscd restartin your terminal

– Once you run the command your linux DNS cache will flush.

On newer versions of Linux you may need to use:

/etc/init.d/nscd restart

To flush the DNS cache in Mac OS X:-

– type lookupd -flushcache in your terminal to flush the DNS resolver cache. ex: bash-2.05a$ lookupd -flushcache

– Once you run the command your DNS cache (in Mac OS X) will flush.

Newer versions of MacOS X should use the following command:

type: dscacheutil -flushcache

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