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I recently transferred my domain ( from MyDomain to DreamHost. Today, for some reason, I can't get to at all. When I log into DreamHost, there doesn't appear to be any way to do anything like change the IP where my domain is pointed like I could do with MyDomain, which is super awesome.

I know it's not the server itself because I can go to the server's IP and my app works just fine.

Any advice on what I can do to troubleshoot?

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closed as off topic by Chris S, Iain, Scott Pack, warren, voretaq7 Jan 19 '12 at 6:25

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Contact your hosting provider. – Chris S Jan 18 '12 at 21:04
I see PIPA must have started. NOO! [STOP SOPA & PIPA!] – Zero Stack Jan 18 '12 at 21:19
Why is this off topic? – Jason Swett Jan 19 '12 at 11:41
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Well, your ns records are pointing to Dreamhost, as they should be:

$ whois

However, it doesn't look like any zones have been created at Dreamhost for your domain:

$ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>>
; (1 server found)
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 4979
;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

;            IN  A

;; Query time: 101 msec
;; WHEN: Wed Jan 18 15:01:58 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 28

You need to create a DNS zone for your domain. You'll need to refer to Dreamhost's documentation on how to do this.

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Dreamhost's DNS servers are not serving your domain. Check in your domain control panel to make sure they know they're supposed to be providing it DNS.

Domain servers in listed order:

** server can't find SERVFAIL

** server can't find SERVFAIL

** server can't find SERVFAIL
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