Configure nameservers with IP

April 9, 2015 1.5k views
DNS Email Ubuntu

Hi, I'm trying to configure the nameservers on my domain control panel. I tried:

ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

but when I try to save the changes, the panel ask me for an IP for each dns. I used the droplet IP, and it seems to work, but the google apps email stop working. I have the mx records:

aspmx.l.google.com.
alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
alt3.aspmx.l.google.com.
alt4.aspmx.l.google.com.

I have another droplet and it works fine both domain and google mail, but that domain panel doesn't ask me for any IPs. This one does.

Any ideas?

1 Answer

The IP addresses that you are being asked for are not your droplet IP addresses but the addresses of the nameservers. The following should be what you need:

  • ns1.digitalocean.com 173.245.58.51
  • ns2.digitalocean.com 173.245.59.41
  • ns3.digitalocean.com 198.41.222.173
  • Can you give us an indication on the frequency these ip changes? It seems they change quite often, with a potential for dangerous consequences (as in the google apps email stopping to work for instance).

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