Flushing Your DNS

Your computer's operating system regularly caches the DNS lookup of domain names, saving their IP addresses. When the IP address of your domain changes (e.g., when you connect your domain to Wix), your operating system may look up the cached data it has stored instead of the new DNS settings resulting in your site failing to load.

If it's been at least 48 hours since you updated your domain's DNS settings correctly, and you can't see your site live on your domain, try clearing your browser's cache. If you're still unable to view your site on your domain, follow the directions below to flush your DNS. 
You can perform a DNS lookup to make sure the correct DNS records for your domain are resolving to servers around the world. 

Windows XP, 2000, and Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
    Note: If you do not see the Run command in Vista, type Run in the Search bar.
  3. Type the following command in the Run field: ipconfig /flushdns
  4. Press Enter.
If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message: 'Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.'

Windows 7, 8, and 10

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type cmd in the search field.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Type the following command: ipconfig /flushdns
  5. Press Enter.
If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message: 'Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.'

Still not able to view your live site on your domain?
Review the Wix Domain Assistant to make sure your domain is properly connected. 

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