August 16th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Originally Posted by willshire
I have a site hosted with a domain, and we are switching servers. I change my nameservers and wait for them to update. When I look at the status of my site a few hours later it says that it is up. But when I go to it in my browser it is still pointing to the old nameservers. When I go through a proxy server hosted outside my network, I see the updated nameservers. But again, when I try browsing it without a proxy I get the old site. I have cleared all cookies, saved sessions, offline stuff, and even restarted my modem / computer. I don't understand why I can't see an updated website, but everyone else can. Should I consult my ISP about this issue? Is it their fault?
Type: High Speed DSL
First you need to know how DNS works
( try here
Your ISP has probably cached your DNS info (as you have looked at it within it's refresh time).
Normally DNS is set ti require a refresh every 12-24 hours (21600 seconds / 6 hours is the norm if i remember correctly), So your ISP will not bother checking this record again for another x amount of seconds.
If your ISP is not cacheing your DNS. Maybe your PC is (try ipconfig /flushdns).
Nevertheless within 24 hours, you should see the changed have taken place
Hope this helped