Does Digital Ocean acts as registrar?

  • Posted October 7, 2015
  • DNS

Hi I’ve understood that DNS for my droplet has no extra costs (is it right, by the way?), but I would like to know if Digital Ocean is also a registrar. I could not find instructions about how to transfer the domain, so I guess I can just manage dns for a domain with DO, but that the registrar should still be external. It’s correct?

Thanks in advance, Luca Pecchi


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Hi, @propermilano

Digital Ocean at the moment does no offer domain registration services, e.g DO is not a registrar. You will need to purchase a domain name from a third party provider and then use with your DO services.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Yes you are correct, DO just provides free DNS services for your droplet. You are still going to need to pay your registrar for the domain even if you use DO’s DNS, hope this helps.