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This shoudl be in the FAQ's of your host's page.
Could the time delay have anything to do with resolving the name to the IP?
No. The DN was already resolving to the IP - davewray said he saw his temporary page. I think I agree with crazy_fool on this one. Could be either the host finally dealt with the issue or - more likely - the browser cache just needed to be flushed/updated.