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I just bought a domain name for my web site from GoDaddy.

the content of the site is available at a public IP address.

how do I link my domain name to the IP address ?

how do I make it so that when someone types in my domain name, the content of the web server is displayed ?

thanks.

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Does this: http://help.godaddy.com/article/666 help?

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thanks. just did it. but it doesn't yet display the content of my website. is there any period of time to wait for before it starts working ? –  Lokpere May 19 '10 at 15:05
    
DNS can take up to 24 hours to propagate through the internet. –  Campo May 19 '10 at 15:43
    
Yes, but in practice normally this is 2-3 hours. –  Andrejs Cainikovs May 19 '10 at 16:06
    
it's been 2 hours I did the config and right now, any attempt to access the page yields : "Failed to Connect. Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at pdftomp3.com." –  Lokpere May 19 '10 at 17:40
    
@Lokpere: dig and nslookup both resolve your domain name. ping and mtr either never succeed or give an error. A browser gives a host not available error. –  Dennis Williamson May 19 '10 at 22:51
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