Does DigitalOcean DNS support DNSSEC, and how do I turn it on?

July 25, 2015 12.2k views
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So lets assume I’m using,, and as my nameserves for Now how do I enable DNSSEC for, assuming this is even supported with these nameserves?

  • This is a good question!
    I came across this because I just subscribed to google domains. As soon as I have configured DO nameservers I also have the option to configure DNSSEC.

    The site states the following:
    Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protect your domain from attacks such as DNS cache poison attacks and DNS spoofing. Your DNS provider can provide you with the values you need to activate DNSSEC.

    Does DO provides such values that I can use to active DNSSEC?

  • Hello,

    I’m also interested on how to enable DNSSEC on my domains. I left a hosting solution/registrar that allowed me to enable DNSSEC in a single click and I would like to know if DO could provide such thing or a guide to do it.


  • Features like this should be added on DigitalOcean. +1

10 Answers

Unfortunately DigitalOcean’s nameservers do not support DNSSEC currently. You can vote for this feature and subscribe to notifications regarding any progress on it on our suggestions board:

If you still want to implement DNSSEC right now, you could use any nameservers that do support it such as Rage4.

Another option would be hosting your own Authoritative DNS Server with DNSSEC support:

Good luck!

by Jesin A
We all know that DNS is a protocol which resolves domain names to IP addresses, but how do we know the authenticity of the returned IP address? It is possible for an attacker to tamper a DNS response or poison the DNS cache and take users to a malicious site with the legitimate domain name in the address bar.

The fact that Digital Ocean name servers don’t support DNSSEC can be a major issue. Some registrars will enable DNSSEC by default, and if you use Digital Ocean name servers you’ll get inconsistent resolving results, such as Google public DNS and many other resolvers not being able to lookup records for your domain. Beware before you use DO name servers in production!!

Hello there,

Is there any news related to DNSSEC for the DGO networking service?

Actually, it’s a really hot topic and since 2015 it should have been implemented 🔥

I am going through the same process as the OP @andreashagen explained in his 7/25/2015 post.
It’s May 2, 2018 … what’s the story on supporting Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)?

I also see that @yaeykay noted in their 5/15/2016 post links to info about custom configuration details for “How To Setup DNSSEC on…”. Now even that seems dated.

With server-related security being such an important part of both working with DO PaaS tech but is also core to DO as a company, why has DO left the request for DNSSEC support within the Networking > Domains page (DO Cloud Admin) unanswered? This is still a high priority (and rightfully so) now almost 3 YEARS later? What does the DO roadmap look like now?

Mid 2019, and nothing from DO. Where can we add our voice to this feature?

Hello guys,
is anyone working on DNSSEC implementation on Digital Ocean Servers? Or there are too many challenges to implement it?

I’m also interested in having this feature added.

I would also really like this feature.

To those who desire this feature: currently, I would recommend moving to Cloudflare’s nameservers, but there is also a DigitalOcean feature request submission here:

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