I Change My Domains Name Servers But My Domain is Still Pointing to the Old Server

Should this ever happen to you must know the following:

With the new modern AnyCast DNS changing Name Servers on a domain name is pretty fast nowadays (compared to several days not so long ago). In fact, in many cases, it can all happen within a few minutes after switching name servers. This is great and this is not so good, the reason why is we all get spoiled and when it takes longer we blame the domain name register or the hosting company. Where in reality no one is to blame. Sometimes it can take much longer even as long as 24 hours to fully populate every computer, router, switch that makes up the internet. Patients is the word of the day. No matter how much of a fit you throw. No one has full control over internet propagation. 

Now, if you have changed Name Servers and it has been at least 24 - 36 hours and your site are still not showing up do the following:
1) Go back to your DNS provider and make sure you set the correct Name Servers.
2) If you have gone to this website WhatsMyDNS.net and typed in your domain name and selected "NS" for Name Servers and all the 21 selected internet "listening posts" reply back with the name servers you are supposed to use, then take a look at item 3. (note: its normal to see 1 to 3 listening posts that might be offline and show a red X. If its more than 3 red X's then your domain name might not have fully propagated yet)
3) If item 2 above shows you have the correct Name Servers then more than likely you have the "A Record(s)" set to the wrong IP address. Confirm with your host as to the correct IP.
4) Now if you have the correct Name Servers and IP address for your A Record(s) and they BOTH have propagated, now is the time to contact your web hosting company. At this point, it will be a server issue.

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