Domain being redirected to a 3rd party website

I own through Google Domains.

I am attempting to setup a Wordpress Openlitespeed Ubuntu Droplet with DigitalOcean. (I’m using this process - )

When I attempt to setup the server and use my domain, I get an error in the console that reads “ inaccessible, please verify.”.

When I visit the domain in a browser, it redirects to (I have no affiliation or familiarity with this website).

When I attempt to “Add a Domain” to my project and use, I get an error that states “Domain already in use”. It seems like it was possibly hacked and being pointed to a site using DigitalOcean.

I own this domain.

How to I verify that I own the domain and take it back from the person who hacked it or is redirecting unintentionally?


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I sincerely apologize for the issues you’re experiencing. So that we can work with you to verify the domain, and so that you can add it to your account, please submit a ticket via:

Once you have a ticket ID, please follow up and I’ll make sure we get you taken care of!

All the best,

Jonathan Tittle Manager, Support