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Help ASAP: My Site Inaccessible
After Enabling Adsense for Domains

 2:28 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Please help,

I enabled google adsense for domains on a godaddy account, and suddenly my website is not accessible anymore. I get "The page cannot be found" error message.

Is this temporary and expected after changing DNS entries? i followed the instructions as provided by Google.

please help? should i just wait for the changes to take effect and how long will this take?

thanks a lot



 2:48 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

No I would not expect to see a 'The page cannot be found' error after changing DNS entries.

Try pinging the domain to see if you get an IP address, as this will tell you whether DNS is working for the domian.


 3:02 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the quick reply.

I am pinging the IP and it is timing out.



 3:04 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

In its setup guide, Google says:

Your A record is now configured. Keep in mind that changes to DNS record settings may take up to 48 hours.

Does that mean I have to wait this long for my website to come back online? this is insane, unless i am readig it wrong


 3:19 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

No it is very unlikely that DNS will take 48 hours and even if it did you should see the old location until such time as the new one shows up.

You don't ned to ping the IP you need to ping the domain e.g.

ping www.example.com

this will return the IP address - if you haven't configured DNS correctly then you will either get a bad IP address or no IP address.


 3:33 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just noticed there was an extra A Record, which I have now deleted, and only left 4 as per Google's instructions.

I pinged the domain name, and it times out .

But there is something new now. I dont see the 'page not found' error anymoore. I just see a completely white/blank page.

What else can I do?


 6:37 pm on Apr 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is the ping giving you a Google IP Address?

I had some problems with the cname attaching the domain onto the back of the google server when I set it up. Your adsense for domains control panel will show you that error.

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