DNS Setup - point any subdomains to one IP whilst main domain to another IP address


I have a site (, which I want to point to one IP, but I want a growing number of subdomains (, to go to my VM with digital ocean. How would I do this in DNS records? I’m hoping I don’t have to add a DNS entry for each subdomain and I can just use a wildcard.

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

I believe I have resolved it. Rather than leaving the name blank or @, I’ve created a new A record with * as the name.