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We have a RVS4000 router, and have just moved our DNS hosting of our website to another service and everyone else can see our new site except us here in the office, we have reset the router and have cleared the cache by doing a flush ipconfig/flushdns but still not able to see new site?

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  • scott375 Nov 13, 2009

    I did what you suggested and I got the 4 ip addresses back, but I didnt get my site I got
    'Apache is working on your cPanel® and WHM? Server' site.
    still confused

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Try this. At a command prompt, type 'ping www.mydomain.com' without the quotes and sub your domain for 'mydomain'. see if it resolves to an IP address or fails to connect.

If it resolves and you get 4 results, the problem is on your end. Place the IP address in your browser's address bar and nothing else. Example: 209.191.93.53 will give you www.yahoo.com. This bypasses the dns server of your provider and your cache. If the IP address gets your website, then clear your temp int files and cookies. Also check that your firewall will let it pass, windows and antivirus.

If the ping test fails, then the problem is that your service provider has not updated his dns server to pick up your new IP address. This will probably cure itself in 48 hours.

If you continue to have domain issues, contact me for assistance. sysadmin@ccybernet.com

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