Are you charged for having a resource?

Posted February 20, 2021 204 views

I had a web application with a droplet, database, and domain. The droplet and database are now deleted. However I don’t want to delete the domain setup. Will I be charged for that? The intention was to cut costs on my hosting bill with the possibility of going back later and revisting the project.

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Hello, @mpaccione1991

Could you please clarify if you’re referring to the domain name’s DNS? Adding a domain you own to your DigitalOcean account lets you manage the domain’s DNS records with the control panel and API. Domains you manage on DigitalOcean also integrate with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and Spaces to streamline automatic SSL certificate management.

DNS management is available at no additional cost.

For more information you can also check this tutorial:

Hope that this helps!

Hi @mpaccione1991,

Using only the Domain setup, you would not be charged in any way whatsoever. If you have removed all your Droplet and what you are left with is only your domain added to the System, you can continue using it without a problem and manage your DNS from your DigitalOcean Control Panel!

Having said that, please note that you would still need to renew your domain every year not with DigitalOcean but with the registrar that you have used for buying the domain.

Having said that, if you wish to see more of how you can manage your DNS with DigitalOcean and to what extend, you can always check the following documentation: