Registered domain says "Server not found"

Hi all. I just signed up with dreamhost to host a graphic novel I am writing/drawing and will be posting online, and so far I’m really liking everything here! But I am having a bit of a problem.

I originally signed up with the domain At the moment, this will redirect to, which is working just fine. What I would like to do is move everything in to, so I went ahead and registered

I received an e-mail that said my domain has been registered and it would take 1-3 days for the DNS to propagate (whatever that means?) and then my site should show up. I got the e-mail just over three days ago, and at the moment going to gives a message: “Problem loading page: server not found.”

I have access to the directory when I login to net2ftp. I created an index.html page and placed it in the directory root/ At the moment it simply says “this is a test,” but does not show up when I go to the website. Am I missing something or is there something special I have to do to make my site show up? or does it sometimes just take longer than 3 days?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!


I’m betting that you’ve not set up as a Fully Hosted Domain. DNS registration is half the battle. Fully Hosted is the other half. Go to the panel for Domains -> Manage Domains and Add a new Fully Hosted domain.


ok, when I go to the panel for Manage Domains, it says next to “Fully Hosted.” Attempting to add it as a new Fully Hosted domain gets me an error message “already in our system.” or is there a different place to add it since it already exists?

Thanks for the reply!

Click the Edit button next to and under the Fully Hosted section click [color=#0000CC]Change Settings[/color] (even if you don’t change any).

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Thanks for the reply

I clicked the “edit” button and then scrolled down and clicked “change settings,” gave it about half an hour and it still didn’t work. I tried it a second time, as well, and it still isn’t working.

Dreamhost maybe hates me :<

You’ve done everything right. Time to submit a Support ticket. I’m sure DreamHost (people) don’t hate you. Just that one server.


sounds good, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t my own fault! Thanks again for the help :slight_smile: