Wordpress Blog Help Please

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Hi fellow Warriors - I have an issue with a wordpress blog that I hope someone could advise upon:-

I have a domain name which is registered with Godaddy. Hosting is with Hostgator. I have set the nameservers on Godaddy to NS1.HOSTGATOR.COM and NS2.HOSTGATOR.COM.
I have set up the domain as an add-on domain with hostgator. I have then tried to use Fantastico Deluxe to install a basic Wordpress blog at the add-on domain using hostgator Cpanel. Everything seems to work and I get no error messages, but when I try to view the blog I get a message saying:

Oops! Internet Explorer could not connect to xxxxxxxxxxxx.net

(where xxxxxxxxxxx.net is the add-on doamin name)

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong please?

kind regards
Colin
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  • Profile picture of the author sainteve21
    How long have you waited since changing nameservers?

    The last nameserver redirect I did took almost 3 days to fully propagate

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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    Hi there - I changed it all yesterday.....sounds like I need to wait longer?
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    • Profile picture of the author prtt75
      Originally Posted by colinph970 View Post

      Hi there - I changed it all yesterday.....sounds like I need to wait longer?
      Yap, propagation is not complete yet. But you could already see what your site would look like using your IP address.

      Ex.

      http://102.45.32.106/~[your cpanel username]

      Ping your main domain name and you should be able to get your IP address.
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  • Profile picture of the author LynnStone
    yeah the propagation hasnt finished yet..so just wait little more to get it working..
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmagos
    I'm pretty impatient when it comes to such things, partially because I have a pretty good understanding how DNS functions. You should try to query the A record at iptools.com or dnsstuff.com. If those show that the record exists, try flushing your local DNS cache. To do this, go to Start -> Run... and type 'ipconfig /flushdns' - if you can't get to the site after that, you may have to wait until your ISP's cache expires.

    If iptools.com/dnsstuff.com did not show a record existing, you may have to wait for it to propagate yet; however, you may want to go back and check at godaddy and your hostgator welcome email to verify that you're using the correct nameservers - I can't tell you how many times I've fat-fingered the keyboard (like right now - I keep mistyping!) or just plain got something wrong. It's good to double-check your work
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    • Profile picture of the author majin22
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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        Originally Posted by majin22 View Post

        I also purchase my domains from godaddy and host them on my hostgator account and I haven't had any problem waiting that long for the nameservers to propagate.

        I suggest you contact godaddy and see if there is a problem or you can also wait as the others have suggested

        yes, GoDaddy is my registrar too and generally propagations only take hours not days...around 6 hours though is fairly normal, sometimes a little more, sometimes less.
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  • Profile picture of the author ninal
    I'd go with majin22's suggestion. Contact godaddy's support.

    The last time I had a problem similar to this I've been told I had to wait for it to propagate but found out that I had a different problem (i think it was more of a redirection thing that I forgot I even setup).

    Most of the time it only takes minutes for my site to be accessible.
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  • Profile picture of the author JacksonPollock
    This might sound dumb, but are you sure your nameservers are ns1 and ns2? If you just bought the hosting they should be more like ns79 and ns80 or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author jminkler
    I know this is a bit off topic ... but relates to the title of the forum. If you need WP help FAST (and I mean fast) there is WP Questions
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  • Profile picture of the author senderbot
    Hi,

    I've had Godaddy domain propogations take up to 48 hours. Not sure why when I can use Netfirms and the propogation can take 15 minutes. I dont think Godaddy like you to have hosting elsewhere... so they slow things down.

    Cheers

    Max
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  • Profile picture of the author colinph970
    Jackson Pollock was spot on guys - I had the nameservers set wrong.....they were a different number. Many thanks to all who responded ......it is very much appreciated!
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