In the past I have created a droplet with a LAMP stack and successfully configured the let’s encrypt certificate using the domain name ‘stage.osn.hepabolu.nl’. Today I deleted the droplet and started over. There is an A record for this same domain name (stage.osn.hepabolu.nl) and it points to the correct droplet IP address. I’ve checked with
dig stage.osn.hepabolu.nl @ns1.digitalocean.com and this shows the correct IP address. Yet, the domain name is not visible through other DNSses.
I tried a dummy domain name
fliep.hepabolu.nl pointing to the same IP address and created both A and AAAA records, but now we are more than 8 hours later and non of these domain names are propagated. What is going on?
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Looking at the main domain - hepabolu.nl it is using external nameservers meaning the active DNS zone for this domain name is not controlled by your DigitalOcean account but by a third-party provider.
You can either change the nameservers to DigitalOcean’s ones or create/add the A record from the other provider.
Hope that this helps!