How long does it take for a domain to become active


Newbie here :slight_smile:

I registered my domain/hosting with Dreamhost on July 7 and I’m not quite sure if it isn’t active yet or I’m not uploading my test file correctly.

In firefox I’m getting a “server not found” error. I thought that would change to something else once the domain was active.

I didn’t think it would take this long for the DNS propagation and I’m starting to get a little worried.

Any insight would be appreciated!

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Somethings not right, DNS on a new domain won’t take that long.

Does your domain say “fully hosted” in the ‘web hosting’ column on the manage domains page in the panel?

If so, then click the DNS button right under the domain name, and on the next page click the GO button to force the DNS to refresh.


Thanks! I know it said fully hosted, so I will go refresh the DNS.