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I am in a world of DNS Hurt

I am in a world of DNS Hurt

It started after I registered my new domain:
bcmsamerica.com

and used the same Domain Registrar BlueHost as my partner:
banccertified.com

I then needed email accounts and used RackSpace to register 2 email accounts for
bcmsamerica.com

I pointed the MX records to RackSpace and they both worked, as expected.

I was not ready for a website of my own, and got the permission of my partner to point my domain at his site.

I tried various methods including a CNAME record, adding a WWW record, and finally got it to work.

I tried the email, but this time it failed.

I was told that the MX records of banccertified.com pointed to Zoho. So, I dropped RackSpace and used Zoho to host my two email addresses for bcmsamerica.com

It seemed all to work.

Until it stopped working.

Since then, I have gotten the following block coming from somewhere...

Blockage

I can not even type the domain directly without blockage. But sometimes it does work.

So I proceed to click the "Agent Logon" button at the bottom and the page is blocked for the route:
https://www.banccertified.com/marketing

I tried this from my iPhone, and it works. I tried in my three browsers on my Mac, and they all fail.

I used my Tablet, and that also was blocked.

What could be the problem?

Did my router get black-listed somewhere?

I accidentally tried my tablet using my home router, and it was blocked. When I then connected my tablet via the Mifi, it seems the Mifi IP was then also blocked.

What is going on? Is this BlueHost issue?

Is this a problem with the host for banccertified? Am I black listed?

I am shut out but I need to read a report on my partner's website. I will see how far I get on my iPhone, but really need some screen area.

I am totally perplexed!

I have cleared cookies, but it feels much bigger than that.

Thanks


UPDATE

I find Chrome now works but fails on:
https://www.banccertified.com/marketing

Also, my iPhone works but fails on :
https://www.banccertified.com/marketing

Safaris does not work on banccertified.com
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curiouswebster

8/22/2022 - Mon
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curiouswebster

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Well, I need to get to work by accessing this domain...

https://www.banccertified.com/marketing

is it down for you too?

Otherwise, feel free to resolve any problem you see, and in any sequence.
Martin Miller

I am not sure that is a Bluehost IP, 50.116.101.163,  can you call them and confirm ?

Note Bluehost has decent technical support, if that is an IP address with them, then ask them to confirm your domain is added the cpanel.
curiouswebster

ASKER
Well, my plan for tomorrow is to spare myself from the torture. I swear, my domain forwarding to a domain they also host, causes mysterious processes to cause issues.

I spent 2 hours with their tech support today.

I will host a tiny (free) website at AWS and point my domain to that. Then, on my empty website, I'll place a 1 line index.html file which will forward to banccertified.com

Do you see any reason this will not work 100% of the time?

Any idea what that one line of code is?

I did this years ago, but forget the exact command...
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curiouswebster

ASKER
attaches is the page which renders...

empty head, empty body
Martin Miller

Here is how to redirect in html.

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;url=http://example.com" />
<title>Page Moved</title>
</head>
<body>
This page has moved. Click <a href="http://www.example.com">here</a> to go to the new page.
</body>
</html>

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curiouswebster

ASKER
Yes, that's an anchor. I want it automatic.

I want my index.html to never be seen.
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curiouswebster

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And does the link resolve for you?

https://www.banccertified.com/marketing
Martin Miller

I get a blank page.
curiouswebster

ASKER
So, that means the site's down, right?

What else could it mean?

Thanks for checking.

How about that one line of HTML? I need that and am sure I once knew that line of code.
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curiouswebster

ASKER
is this it?

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL='http://new-website.com'" />
Martin Miller

yes
curiouswebster

ASKER
I still have no idea why Safari and my Tablet can not see banccertified.com

is it possible the site is in an unstable state?

Anyway, I will consider this a closed question. You helped calm me down and realize the /marketing page not loading was widespread, and not just my machine.
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thanks