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This tutorial is operating under the assumption that you are using SSH. Details for how to perform similar steps in a browser will be added later.

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Step 1. Check the official nameservers for the domain with:

          whois domain.com

Step 2. Check that the DNS records are @ the official nameservers:

          dig +short @[nameserver] domain.com type
          ex.  dig +short @ns1.west-datacenter.net ifurniss.whsites.net 

Step 3. Verify when there may have been a recent change to this domain.

Step 4. Check on DNS propagation to see if this appears to be the issue:

          http://whatsmydns.net/#A/domain.com
          ex. http://whatsmydns.net/#A/ifurniss.whsites.net/

          **Free Proxy servers**
          http://zend2.com/
          http://freeproxyserver.net/

          **Sites to check website**
          http://meormyhost.com/
          http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Other Very Helpful Tools:


dig +short @nameserver domain type
nslookup domain.com
host domain.com
host -t mx domain.com
host ip_address → reverse DNS whois domain.com http://whatsmydns.com/#A/domain.com