Hi all, new here. I did try searching through forums but could not build a secure enough conclusion about whether or not my settings are correct on Namecheap for Netlify.
And I cannot use Netlify DNS as that messes up my Gmail MX records and txt records on Namecheap .
I have attached an image with my Namecheap records for Netlify. I THINK they are correct.
The Netlify domain settings also ‘suggest’ that everything looks OK. But the site is not loading. I have made these changes around 3 hours ago so perhaps it’s just a timing issue and I’m being impatient.
Could someone just confirm (or correct) if everything looks OK? I’d love to make some sort of documentation on this on my website. I think a lot of people will be switching away from Google Domains (Squarespace) to Namecheap, could be hella useful.
Appreciate any help,
Your setup is correct. Are you having any specific issue?
Hi @hrishikesh, thanks for confirming.
Well, my website is not loading so that’s the issue I guess.
Was just wondering if my setup is correct and if this might just be a timing issue. I read about the 48hours waiting period all over the web, but if that was the case I would have expected Netlify to show some sort of “!” Message. Not the “Netlify DNS” with a tick.
Loads fine for me:
Sounds like a local DNS propagation issue.
Oh! That’s really interesting. So a “local DNS” simply needs more time to be updated if i understand all of this correctly? If so, nice one! One more lesson before the week ends
Thanks for confirming and checking everything hrishikesh, really appreciate it.
Based on the above discussion, and this article on how DNS Propagation works and what it is, I think I somewhat understand the core idea now.
How could I check if everything has propagated fully? And this is a new observation:
I have successfully accessed my site, in the UK, from my mobile phone. I can’t on any of my computers. I am wondering if this is a DNS issue or if I somehow ‘blacklisted’ myself. Lets say my FTP tries accessing the website with the “old data”. Is that something that could happen?
A friend mentioned this to me, why I’m asking.
Edit: I have also tried clearing my DNS cache on my Macbook.
I have an odd update.
In addition to using my mobile network to access the website, i can also access it whilst using a VPN set in the UK.
I searched the forums a bit and it seems that Netlify could be blocking my IP address somehow, is this possible?
Not sure what finally worked in the end for me, could have simply been a DNS propagation issue, but I found out that waiting around 36 hours did the trick. It never happened before, needing to wait this long for a domain-related change, but now I know better.
Everything is working fine after the domain transfer.