DNS not propagating for my droplet

Posted September 5, 2014 2.7k views

DNS not propagating though it says Zone File has propagated.

This is my second attempt after recreating the droplet again. Waited for 4 hours but still has old DNS entries when I test with whois.


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I had the same issued too and has been solved by the support

You can create ticket to ask them to help u

DigitalOcean’s DNS service recently experienced an issue that caused DNS records to take longer than normal to propagate completely. This issue should now be resolved. If you are continuing to see issues with DNS propagation, please open a support ticket so the team can investigate the issue.

Thanks for your patience, and sorry for any inconvenience.


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 a few hours to fully update.

You can monitor the DNS propagation with any websites like or

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!