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I am trying to forward a domain to another ip within DirectAdmin. Lets say the IP from the DirectAdmin server is: and the hostserver for the website is I have set up the A-records to point to the other server, ie:

domain.com. A
www A

however, if I ping the domain from cmd, it still points to and not to If I ping through SSH to the given domain, on the DirectAdmin server, it gives the right IP adres, though from outside the server it does not.

What am I doing wrong?

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Alongs the domain is pointing to your server, you can control the DNS. It is probably the other server doing a wrong dns lookup (although it should update quite quickly).

Have you tried looking at the IP address on http://www.mxtoolbox.com/ or nslookup, you can change your query server to public google dns ( By doing this you are seeing if the records have been updated to the dns servers around the globe.

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I am working in a test environment, in which I point in my hostfile to the domain on ip Though, normally this wouldnt cause any problems on forwarding the domain from the ns to the actual host-server.. –  oceanmountain Jan 9 '13 at 12:20

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