DNS change not working

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

A directs to 3600
NS directs to 1800
NS directs to 1800 NS directs to 1800

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

I’m stumped.

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Hello, @cleardot

All DNS changes might take up to 48 hours in order to fully update. This is due to ISP DNS cache and general DNS propagating as well. This usually happens a lot faster but will still take at least few hours to fully update.

You can monitor the DNS propagation with any website like just select the desired record type A or MX and then click the Search button. It will show you a DNS record check from various points around the world. This will help you to see if there is a DNS misconfiguration or if it’s just the DNS slowly updating.

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex


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 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 When I entered your domain name and queried for NS records, I found you are using 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…

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, Network Solutions,, 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

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, and I would tend to think, that server probably has a new website on it for you. If that is the case just “manage” 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

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


Frank Green Network Operations My Domain Labs, LLC Web: Email: Phone: (570) 245-5713

Hey! Just adding the domain on DigitalOcean will not suffice domain change. Your domain is set to use GoDaddy’s NS on Registrar: 600 IN A 3600 IN NS 3600 IN NS ;; Received 111 bytes from in 221 ms

This is why your ping returns that IP.

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

Please set the NS on Registrar to :

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