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Help with GoDaddy domain/hosting issue

Discussion in 'Hosting' started by james2007, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. james2007

    james2007 New Member Webmaster

    I need some serious help on a site. For a long time we owned a domain and used Wordpress on the site in a blog format with a custom theme.
    Recently we accidently lost that domain name due to a billing issue. We purchased a new domain (basically the old one but with "the" at the beginning of it) and placed the files on the server with that url.
    Now for some reason you can stil see the home page at the old url (it is now owned by a another GoDaddy customer but they are not using it), and you can see the site at the new url.
    The old site is just the home page and the other pages do not work you get a 404. While on the new site the pages work but I cannot login to the admin. The database is the same db info but new server and login info.
    GoDaddy tells me that either I am still calling the old url in a file (I checked thoroughly and the files are not) or the person stole our design (doubt since it is just the home page).

    Any help solving this mystery will be greatly appreciated!
  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I think GoDaddy is right, its unlikely the new owner of the domain name uses your old homepage, why not purge your browser cache and then visit the old site again and lets see what happen.
    You can also get a friend to look at the domain name (from a different computer) and tell you what he can see.
  3. RiverWire

    RiverWire New Member Webmaster

    i use godaddy for some of my sites, i would imagine its just a catched page your seeing or maybe the new owner has retrieved your page from the internet achieve to put on his newly aquired domain, this way if he can replicate your site and slowly change the site in his own time, it will maintain pagerank and serps positions that your old domain had.

    Dont take this as gospel, it just what happens sometimes and ive even done it my self once to maintain excising Serps rankings, with out looking at the new and old site i couldnt tell you for sure whats going on , feel free to PM the address and ill take a quick look
  4. mysterylinks

    mysterylinks New Member Webmaster

    So you have definitely cleared you cache in Firefox/tried in a different browser?

    Get GoDaddy to close their account for breach of Ts + Cs if they are stealing your website they are breaking the law

    are you using wordpress? have you changed the config to reflect the new Db details?

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