DigitalOcean's Nameservers: IP-adress?

Posted September 11, 2013 20.9k views
I'm trying to set up a host name with DigitalOcean. My domain registrar (the web interface) is not only asking for the nameservers (like but also for the IP-addresses of the nameservers. Where can I find them? Thank's!

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How you can get DNS IP address
On linux or macos, open terminal and ping the dns domain name:
(I am not a windows user but I guess it should be the same command through cmd)

$ ping -c 1

The output would be something like this:

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=22.0 ms

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 22.077/22.077/22.077/0.000 ms

And there you have the IP address to your DNS: (
At this current point in time they are as follows: has address has address has address

For future reference you can use the "host" command on your droplet to find the IP of a hostname (and a hostname of an IP, if there is one):

e.g. host

[user@webserver ~]$ host has address
If you're doing this from a Windows machine you can open a command (dos) prompt and type:


this is what you should see:

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=133ms TTL=57
Reply from bytes=32 time=132ms TTL=57
Reply from bytes=32 time=131ms TTL=57
Reply from bytes=32 time=132ms TTL=57

the same goes for and

Hello I found that IPS are - -

Is this okay?

It seems that the ip’s for all of your nameservers are changing quite frequently. If so, does this mean that I have to keep checking them regularly and keep logging into my registrar to update them? My registrar requires both host and ip for each nameserver.

  • Same with my registrar, a GoDaddy .nl domain. I entered the first 3 ip’s mentioned in this topic, but I guess they are outdated already.
    Also - etc is outdated “already”.

    Can anyone at DO give an indication about the frequency of these changes? For it might give me an incentive to leave the nameservers at GoDaddy, don’t feel like bringing down the server at random times due to this kind of issues.