New domain name registration.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Yonki, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Yonki

    Yonki Guest

    Once a new domain name has been registered, roughly how long does it, or
    should it, take to be accessible from a web browser, rather than giving a
    503 failure? Thanks.
    Yonki, Dec 9, 2004
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Hours to days depending on what 'registered' means at the registrar.
    What did the registrar say?

    You can go watch some dynamics of the propagation with tools at
    someplace like dnsstuff. The nameserver/s have to be operational and
    configured correctly. If things aren't 'going well' the information
    accessible at dnsreport can help you 'motivate' the registrar. =>
    Mike Easter, Dec 9, 2004
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    Richard Guest

    Anywhere from a few hours to a week depending on the service.
    Richard, Dec 9, 2004
  4. Yonki

    Yonki Guest

    Thank you very much for all this information. Admittedly, I don't
    understand it all. Do you have any idea where I could find a simple, yet
    detailed, explanation of DNS issues including things like SOA, MX, CNAME,

    Thanks, again.
    Yonki, Dec 9, 2004
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    Dodo Guest

    A 503 status code is returned from a web server, so the domain must be
    resolving to a web server.
    Dodo, Dec 9, 2004
  6. Do you wonder if the registrar say?
    Yeah? And I have some really nice property for sale on the dark side
    of the moon. Really cheap. Idiota.
    Lady Chatterly, Dec 9, 2004
  7. Yonki

    Mike Easter Guest

    One non-google strategy for those issues would be to use the links
    accessible at webopedia.

    front page input DNS => -- read the stuff at the top,
    then start clicking on the links underneath - their choice of 'great
    page' wouldn't necessarily be my fave of the ones they list. Also
    notice that little column on the right, related terms. Then, some of
    those links have good links, such as the dns resources directory.

    There is a huge amount of information available to make an education of
    DNS related stuff. Plan on spending some time with it, it is very
    Mike Easter, Dec 9, 2004
  8. Yonki

    why? Guest

    That's a bit deep DNS stuff, if all you are doing using hosting service.
    They would usually set some stuff up for free / extras at additional
    cost and/or provide you with a DIY control panel.

    If you really want to get stuck into SOA,MX and CNAME etc.

    This excellent book and it's companion cookbook of examples,

    DNS and BIND
    Publisher - O'Reilly
    Author - Paul Albitz & Cricket Liu
    4th Edition ISBN 0-596-00158-4

    See the publisher site

    Also BIND itself and documentation

    not forgetting

    A quick search for - 'dns basics' gives,

    ZoneEdit.Com : Simplified example of how DNS works (
    ZoneEdit.Com : Simplified example of how DNS works. ... NOTE: The
    'whois' information is never used for DNS, and is often misleading and
    inaccurate. - 3k - Cached - Similar pages

    IIS Answers - DNS Basics for IIS Administrators
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    for IIS Administrators - by Rich Hintz . One ... - 37k - Cached - Similar

    DNS basics
    Certification Galore DNS Basics. ... DNS Basics. by Ty Belknap. Click
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    why?, Dec 9, 2004
  9. Yonki

    Yonki Guest

    The registrar says "24-48 hours after the most recent DNS update/change."

    The thing is that typing the domain name resolves to a page, that just shows
    an advert - set-up by the registrar. Would that indicate the name has been
    registered by DNS?
    Yonki, Dec 9, 2004
  10. Yonki

    Dodo Guest


    The domain would be considered to be parked with the registrar.
    Dodo, Dec 9, 2004
  11. You just ask if he is doing using hosting service. What is it to you?
    Something about sewing and reaping comes to mind... may you have a
    full harvest.
    Feel free to stop wasting people's time and try engaging in a
    discussion you actually might know something about.
    You're right. Get these people some Prozac. Quick!
    What makes you think it was me?
    Lady Chatterly, Dec 10, 2004
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    Richard Guest

    But which server? The server the domain is supposed to be with, or the one
    from verisign where the domain names are stored?
    Richard, Dec 10, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    up to 3 days
    Plato, Dec 10, 2004
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