After buying a domain name, don't panic if you can't find your site!

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Just wanted to re-assure people that if you buy a domain name, and your site is already published when you buy it, and then you try to access your site via a search engine, and it doesn't show, DON'T PANIC! LOL I did this last night, and the only way I could see my site anywhere was in site builder. I searched on here for about half hour looking to see if it was normal, but found nothing. Even from the link in sitebuilder, it came up with 'your site could not be found'. I went to bed dissapointed and worried, thinking I'd lost my site!
But I got up this morning, and tried my normal link to it, and it's there!! So don't worry if it happens to you. Just give it time :-)
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Rebecca 'Paddy' Flynn

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Posted 9 years ago

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Thanks Rebecca for posting this! It can take time for the domain settings to propagate. It will take even more time for the domain to show up in the search engines.

I hope others will be reassured by this.