Create DNS record

I struggle to create a DNS record for my domain name.

In my domain_name provider I created the following entries to direct my domain to DO:

External nameservers

This seems to work. In DO control panel/DNS records display the following: type:NS, Hostname:<domain_name> Value: directs to *as well as ns2, ns3 TTL:1800

I then create a new record type:A Hostname:* value:<my-droplet> TTL:3600

I wait for 48hours. Nothing appears. “Hmmm… can’t reach this page”

What am I doing wrong? Any advise would be highly appreciated.

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May 3, 2023

Hello @leacards

The steps you’ve taken seems just right.

You can verify that the domain name is using DO’s nameservers and that the DNS records are propagating. Also check the status of the domain name with your registrar as there might be an issue with the domain itself.

The DNS changes will take some time to update mostly due to DNS cache but this should be fully working in 48 hours.


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May 3, 2023

Hey @leacards,

Try to whois your domain, are your Nameservers set to

You can use this tool -

Next check this tutorial on how to add your DNS records with DigitalOcean

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