I have recently created a blog and hosted that on a freehosting website.

  • domain is purchased from hostgater
  • Website is hosted on freehosting.
  • On hostgather nameserver has been updated as per suggested by freehosting.


  • If I open from my andriod mobile it shows correct page.
  • My mac shows the page from hostgater which ask me to update the nameserver.

Wesbite: allabouthadoop.net

C02V48Y7HTD5:~ gaurang.shah$ nslookup allabouthadoop.net
Server:     2001:1970:c06e:c0::94
Address:    2001:1970:c06e:c0::94#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   allabouthadoop.net

C02V48Y7HTD5:~ gaurang.shah$ nslookup
Server:     2001:1970:c06e:c0::94
Address:    2001:1970:c06e:c0::94#53

** server can't find NXDOMAIN

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I wouldn't use nslookup to test reachability on macOS. Try scutil instead:

scutil -r www.apple.com
scutil -r
Reachable,Directly Reachable Address
scutil -r allabouthadoop.net

Then you'll need to check if the ports you want are open once you've verified network reachability (and if you have to go through a router or the address is directly reachable on a local subnet to your Mac). I use https://brew.sh to get nmap installed easily.

/usr/local/bin/nmap allabouthadoop.net
Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2018-09-02 15:10 HST
Nmap scan report for allabouthadoop.net (
Host is up (0.23s latency).
rDNS record for free-hosting-clients.freehosting.com
Not shown: 985 closed ports
21/tcp   open  ftp
22/tcp   open  ssh
25/tcp   open  smtp
80/tcp   open  http
110/tcp  open  pop3
143/tcp  open  imap
443/tcp  open  https
465/tcp  open  smtps
554/tcp  open  rtsp
587/tcp  open  submission
993/tcp  open  imaps
995/tcp  open  pop3s
7070/tcp open  realserver
9100/tcp open  jetdirect
9103/tcp open  jetdirect

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 14.66 seconds
  • sorry for the confustion, I think my question was not correct as per my problem. I have updated the question. Sep 3, 2018 at 3:45
  • @GaurangShah Ahh - so it's not redirecting properly on Mac browser and is on android browser? You might check a couple browsers to see if the redirect is broken in just your main browser? Let's leave this up - I'll edit if I can think of something else
    – bmike
    Sep 3, 2018 at 4:23

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