I bought my domain name and registered it with ASmallOrange.
Next, I bought a VPS server with SoftSysHosting.
I went on the CPanel of ASmall orange and set the domains to point to my server's IP address:
After half a day or so, the DNS record propagated to my machine and I could access the website using the domain name. A so could everybody else.
However today, someone told me they could not access my site, and checking it with http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ told me the same results:
It's not just you! FOO.BAR looks down from here.
Yet I can still access my site.
Is it safe to assume that the DNS record hasn't reached certain areas yet? It's been almost three days now and I find that hard to believe.
On my VPS, I only have IIS with SQL Server. I did not install anything related to DNS.