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So why does it take time for my site to show up?
When you make a big change like pointing your name servers to a new host or upgrading to Weebly or WordPress, the information that was previously in name servers needs to be updated. Air Jordan 7 Retro
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- If you’re changing where your domain is pointed, don’t forget to change your MX records so your email comes along too! The MX record is likely located in the same place where you changed your name servers.
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- Make your changes during your business’s off-hours to minimize downtime.
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It’s usually the same as the web server (but make sure to check with your new hosting company!).
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