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What can cause a wrong domain view (excluding browser and isp) ?
I see Ads from the domain agency, everyone else sees my site

 10:37 am on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

I see Ads from the domain agency, everyone else sees my site.
You're probably thinking 'clear the browser cache or wait for my isp to update'... I've eliminated those factors.

My domain agency provide free web forwarding or free dns. I recently changed my domain from web forwarding to dns, i.e. I setup dns with my host and updated my domain account). Everyone else sees my site, but I see Ads from the domain company.

On both IE8 and FF3 I have:
- Refreshed (many times)
- Cleared history (many times),
- Deleted cookies and files (many times),
- Re-booted (several times)

On two other PCs in the same office, on the same network, with the same IP: There is no problem, I see my site. The domain company have no idea, they see my site.

I'm stuck, what else can cause this?
- It can't be the browser cache (cleared and cleared on two browsers)
- It can't be the ISP cache (because other computers on the same network see the right site)



 6:38 pm on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Happens here in our office as well. I think your just connecting into a server/router that hasn't updated to the new catch dns.

Your site sounds fine resolving as it should so just give yourself more time and you should be seeing what everybody else is seeing.


 8:48 pm on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Did you "just" make these changes? DNS can sometimes take up to 48 hours to propagate.

If you made all the changes correctly, just give some more time....



 10:15 pm on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

Did you manually add an entry for the domain to the hosts file on your computer? If so, remove it...

If others on your local network see the new location and you don't, are you all using the same dns servers, or do some of you use non-ISP dns like OpenDNS?


 11:11 am on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

- It's still happening 2 days later.
- Other PCs in the same office use same very basic wireless router.
- Other PCs in same office use standard default internet dns (nothing clever like open dns).

Is there a type of cookie (like flash cookie) that does not clear?
Is there something apart from IP or cookie that could wrongly deliver domain Ads to just me?

The domain agency is reputable, I don't suspect anything sinister. This is some kind of bug on my pc or the domain agency's server.


 1:21 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Get to your command prompt and type nslookup. It will tell you which server is used to resolve. Type the domain you try to reach.

Next, type server - this will let the lookup query be made to Gorg's public DNS server. Type the domain you try to reach.

There should be no differences. To troubleshoot the problem, you can repeat these commands on a machine that is resolving correctly and update the ip address that your machine is using.

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