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Domain name leads to 'Connection was Reset' Message

  1. richardsrecords
    Member

    I am trying to access my blog through my bought domain name which I registered with 123-Reg and I get this message:

    'The connection was reset

    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading
    * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
    moments.
    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
    connection.
    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.'

    Is this a problem with the domain, which has worked fine for the past two months since I bought it, or my actual blog?

    I think it may be my domain name as the actual blog shows up when I type in it's alternate address.

    http://www.bettysuarez.wordpress.com

    Any ideas what may be the problem?

  2. It's how the domain name is setup

    ICANN thinks 123-reg.co.uk is hosting the nameservers but it appears hosteurope.com actually has them.

    Do note though that this is not how one does domain hosting here at wp.com. Are you trying to get domain mapping setup or what specifically are you trying to do here?

  3. richardsrecords
    Member

    To be honest I was just trying to access the site. Whenever I typed in http://www.bettyalamode.com it wasn't working. But now, as soon as I post a topic in the support forums, it works again!

    Thank you for that domain name report though, it was very interesting.

  4. richardsrecords
    Member

    Ahh! It's gone back to not working again for me!

    What could be causing this?

  5. I would imagine that it is still provagating the name through the world DNS servers and still picks up your old DNS settings every once in awhile. It can take some time to go through. My .com domains go through almost instantly, but my .ca domains take upwards of 24 hours to finally be looked up properly.

    Trent

  6. Either that or get the domain mapping option here and let wp.com handle the nameservers. Please realize that what you're doing is faking the domain which is going to cause issues with the search engines and you're going to be dealing with 2 URLs, not just one. wp.com is going to use the wp.com URL for everything here while your probably going to do all your links to the domain URL. Just spliting effort if you ask me.

  7. richardsrecords
    Member

    Ah, yes, that'd probably be a good idea. How do I go about unregistering the domain with 123-Reg and have it on WP?

  8. I think there is a problem, i always got reset connections, and there are some problems with the comments. It always shows 0, but there are some comments on my posts. please help.

  9. I had this same problem yesterday continually getting that reset prompt. It happened for about a half
    hour, then seemed to resolve itself. But now I have other more serious problems. (colorized text)

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