DNS change not working

March 4, 2019 514 views
DNS

In Digital Ocean’s DNS management screen I’ve pointed my domain workinguys.com to a Digital Ocean ubuntu server, it looks like this

A workinguys.com.workinguys.com directs to 167.99.231.115 3600

NS workinguys.com directs to ns1.digitalocean.com 1800

NS workinguys.com directs to ns2.digitalocean.com 1800
NS workinguys.com directs to ns3.digitalocean.com 1800

However pinging that domain returns 50.30.37.33 which I don’t recognize at all

I’m stumped.

2 Answers

Hey! Just adding the domain on DigitalOcean will not suffice domain change. Your domain is set to use GoDaddy’s NS on Registrar:

workinguys.com. 600 IN A 50.30.37.22
workinguys.com. 3600 IN NS ns19.domaincontrol.com.
workinguys.com. 3600 IN NS ns20.domaincontrol.com.
;; Received 111 bytes from 97.74.109.10#53(ns19.domaincontrol.com) in 221 ms

This is why your ping returns that IP.

You will need to Update the Name-servers on Registrar:

Domain:workinguys.com
Registrar:GoDaddy.com, LLC

Please set the NS on Registrar to :
ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

Once done wait for Propagation and it will start resolving to 167.99.231.115. Let me know if you have any further questions.

  • Thanks. I had been looking at the wrong domain name on Godaddy. Godaddy is now as follows:

    Nameservers
    Last updated 1/1/0001 12:00 AM
    Using custom nameservers
    Nameserver
    ns1.digitalocean.com
    ns2.digitalocean.com
    ns3.digitalocean.com

    Do I still need the NS records on DO, it seems redundant. Also do I need two A records?

    A workinguys.com directs to 167.99.231.115 3600
    A workinguys.com.workinguys.com directs to 167.99.231.115 3600
    NS workinguys.com directs to ns1.digitalocean.com 1800
    NS workinguys.com directs to ns2.digitalocean.com 1800
    NS workinguys.com directs to ns3.digitalocean.com 1800

    Much appreciated. It’s hard to believe I used to do this all the time.

    • NameServers Looks good!

      Coming to DNS records, you need to add one A record for workinguys.com(Already added)

      A workinguys.com directs to 167.99.231.115

      You can remove the below record:
      A workinguys.com.workinguys.com directs to 167.99.231.115 3600

      Additionally Add a CNAME record for WWW:
      Hostname: www(just www)
      IS AN ALIAS OF: @

      All set for Website!!

  • ps it is working!

Cleardot

I saw your post, and I figured I would try it on for size…

Every time I look into an issue with domain names and DNS Records it typically yields a ton of information. The goal here is not to overwhelm you, and if you have any questions about any of the information I found or might find during this process, I encourage you to gain as much information me as you can.

First thing that caught my attention was the writing of this Zone File and based on how this was written, it red flagged me immediately. The Domain Name workinguys.com is not being handled by digital ocean’s DNS! I found this information by using the DNS propagation and dig tools available on a website called https://whatsmydns.net. When I entered your domain name and queried for NS records, I found you are using GoDaddy.com as a DNS host at the moment. But don’t worry, if you want to change the DNS servers to Digital Ocean I can tell you how to do that… but we’re gong to need to see more of the information the your domain manager at GoDaddy.

Going into this a little bit further....

ns19.domaincontrol.com
ns20.domaincontrol.com

Show as the authoritative DNS servers for you domain. I can assure you that they are functional as well.. because I checked to see if I could find a working email service, That’s when I decided to query for the MX records and took notice to your Microsoft Office 365 that also appears yo be purchased from GoDaddy.

Please keep this in mind.... if you change your DNS servers at GoDaddy to the ones here at Digital Ocean without the assistance of someone who knows how to properly manage DNS Zones, you will be in for a headache… It will cost several frustrating hours of phone calls and countless emails between Digital Ocean and GoDaddy. I strongly urge you to ask me as many questions and you can so that I can help you in the best interest of your business.

My name is Frank Green I am in the process of building my own website hosting company, and should expect to be opening within the next month or so at the most. Prior to starting this venture, I was a Universal Support Specialist for Web.com, Network Solutions, Register.com, and a smaller entity called Name Secure. DNS has been an interesting niche to say the least… So the name of my Start-up is https://www.mydomainlabs.com.

If you would like… you can come out to my website and we can Live Chat on there, and I can answer any questions you might have. However at this point it looks like you have the IP Address 167.99.231.115, and I would tend to think, that server probably has a new website on it for you. If that is the case just “manage” workinguys.com from within you “My Products” section of your Godaddy account, when in the Domain Manager at Godaddy, hove the mouse over DNS and then select “Manage Zones” this will allow you to make changes to the DNS records on the domain control servers i have mentioned above. The entry titled ’@’ currently contains the IP address of 50.30.37.33.

If you are trying to use the 167.99.231.115 for your website, then just simply delete the entry for 50.30.37.33 and paste in the new IP Address.

Regards,

Frank Green
Network Operations
My Domain Labs, LLC
Web: https://www.mydomainlabs.com
Email: support@mydomainlabs.com
Phone: (570) 245-5713

  • thx Frank, I got it done. I actually did want to get off of Godaddys nameservers.

    What part of PA are you in, I am near Honesdale and saw your 570.

    • Sorry I didnt get a chance to reply to this sooner, im still a little new to the forum stuff yet… but im from NEPA, Berwick to be specific.

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