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We transferd a domain to our server but it seems to time out a lot. what's confusing is we have lots of other domains on our server that work. I can not see any differences when I use dnsstuff tools any help to what the problem could be would be great

the domain is

debtadvice.net

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MacBook-Pro-van-Bart:~ ikbenbart$ dig debtadvice.net

; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>> debtadvice.net
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10396
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;debtadvice.net.            IN  A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
debtadvice.net.     14400   IN  A   172.31.255.94

;; Query time: 280 msec
;; SERVER: 10.95.134.12#53(10.95.134.12)
;; WHEN: Fri Apr 13 11:26:34 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 48

172.31.255.94 is not an 'internet'-ip. It is part of RFC 1918, dealing with Private Network Addresses.

  1. Private Address Space

    The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has reserved the
    following three blocks of the IP address space for private internets:

    10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 (10/8 prefix)
    172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12 prefix)
    192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16 prefix)

A lot of routers will just drop the traffic if they are not part of the 172.16/12 prefix. Your site is only accessible inside the same LAN as the server. If you want to make it available to the world, you will have to put a proper WAN-ip in the A-record and route the traffic from the WAN-edge to your server.

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Thank you for your help i will contact are server comopany –  user117400 Apr 13 '12 at 10:04
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+1 for your MacBook's name. =) –  Wesley Apr 13 '12 at 16:48
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