Adding domain name on ubuntu

  • Posted November 22, 2014

How do I add a domain name to my droplet like


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

On enter the IP address of your droplet to that domain.

On your control panel, go to networking. That’s Click Domains. Under Add a Domain, type your domain, like / something.blah. From the drop-down list where it says droplet or custom IP address, select your droplet. It should auto-fill. Check the droplet you want and IP address is correct. Hit the Create Record button.

With other options (A is set for you now, along with NS records), you can select CNAME for example, and add (e.g.) “www” as the CNAME pointing to (note the added period/dot after the domain).

With your registrar, you want to change the DNS records. That’s the registrar where you registered your domain name. Under the list of DNS servers, remove those that already exist, or add them as your options are. Add in and save your DNS server information at your domain registrar’s control panel. It should be quick, but it can be 24/48/72 hours for the changes to propagate around the Internet.

And you’re done, aside from MX records for email for example. You can look that up in Digital Ocean’s FAQ after checking for inbox/email set up.

Hope that helps.