I have made a new website for a friend - www.lilnutter.com. It replaces one she had on a server which has now been closed. She has a slightly complicated arrangement where her email and domain renewals are managed by a local internet services firm, so I asked them to redirect the nameservers to my host (Dreamhost). That happened over the weekend. I have just spoken to them and asked them to check that the nameserver redirect was all that was needed. I have also asked them to submit a request to Google.
If you put the address in the address bar as above, it all works beautifully. However if you google her you get to a 404 error.
I thought initially that Google had not updated the details and were directing Google enquiries to the old site (which of course doesn’t exist any longer). But the site has been live for five days now so it should be up to date.
One person is reporting that the URL when accessed via Google has “home.aspx” at the end, and that when he removes it the page redirects to the new site.
I’m going to see if Dreamhost can help but just wondered if anyone here had any insight? Normally when I make site I start off with a new domain and it’s simple!