Hi, I have registered a new domain name at freenom.nom. I set the nameservers at Freenom to NS1.digitalocean.com, ns2, ns3… correctly. Then in my Digital Ocean account, I added this domain and created new A records for mysitename.com and www.mysitename.com directing this domain to my droplet IP address. Now my domain works and it runs the beginner app I have in my droplet, that’s fine.
But I just wanted to check is this domain securely mine now? I.e. is it that once I add this domain in my digital ocean account, nobody else using another digital ocean account can just add my domain name? I realise now that you should probably first add a new domain and A records to Digital Ocean droplet, then point the name servers to Digital Ocean. If I first change the nameservers in Freenom to Digital Ocean, at that point in time, anyone with a Digital Ocean account who knows my new domain name can just take it for themselves. But now I guess I have ‘taken’ it, and so nobody else can. Is there any step I missed here? I don’t know enough I think about how A records work or what they signify, thanks any nuggets of wisdom on this!
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