I'm still getting the old site thing saying stuff about the site move. How long does it usually take? I'm getting really perturbed about it...
Well, it depends on your ISP. 6-48 hours is the norm.
You could try bringing up a command prompt, and typing
That will clear your DNS cache, and might get you to the site
Since I don't know if you are joking or not, I'll give a quick tutorial on DNS.
Computers on the internet are defined by 4 sets of numbers, each 0-255. For example: 127.0.0.1
DNS (Domain Name Service) servers have parent DNS servers that they check with which eventually lead up to InterNIC. A domain, such as Microsoft.com, yahoo.com, google.com, etc. (notice no www) are registered to a certain DNS server. For my example I will use 100.100.100.100. When you type in a domain name, your computer checks your DNS server for an address. The request (if not in its cache already) is then sent to the master DNS for the domain (100.100.100.100). It then sends the IP address associated with that domain name to your DNS server, which sends the request to you. Your computer then connects to the IP address.
Its a long way to go, but it is much easier to remember a domain name than an IP address.
Thx gnaget. very informative.
So a DNS is a URL?
No, DNS resolves a URL to the IP Address.
You put in a URL, DNS looks up the IP Address for the domain, and you connect to the IP address
Thanks Again Gnaget!!
I do what I can. Just don't ask me anything about anything other than the internet