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Refresh DNS without going into company server

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I have just transfered a domain to GoDaddy and have also changed the DNS to point to my new GoDaddy hosting. My only problem is that while the domain points to the new hosting everywhere else, it is still pointing to the old hosting/website when I type in the address at work. I am pretty sure it is because of the DNS cache not updating through my company's server, but I have no way of getting to that and refreshing it. Is there any way of forcing a refresh from my own computer? I am on a Mac.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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You can try ipconfig /flushdns on the server and see if that helps. Or disable the NIC and renable, both will cause a temporary outage though.
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The thing is, I do not have access to the server. That's my problem.
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Try running that same command on your PC then, its possible you have just cached that DNS entry on your PC.

If everyone is seeing the same in you office, then your DNS server or router will need to refresh, either through the CLI, through a reboot, or just over time.
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If it turns out that everyone in your office is affected and they're all using the same internal DNS server, you'll need to get in touch with someone who does have access to that server and ask them to clear its cache (or just wait for the cached data to expire).

Note that running ipconfig /flushdns on the server will not clear the server cache; that command only clears the resolver cache.  To clear the server cache, you need to either open the DNS console, right-click on the server, and select Clear Cache, or you need to run the dnscmd /clearcache command.  (Of course, this is academic if you don't have access to the server.)
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