I just recently got my domain registered by a domain registrar, I usually use the registrar name servers, however I want to use Digitalocean’s name servers to control the domain records this time.
So what I tried to do was to point the registrar NS records to NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM etc. and created a new domain in the digitalocean controlpanel (named it mydomainhere.com). I know from beforehand that domains usually take some time to update, however I am not even sure if I have done this correctly. Have I? And in any case, how does Digitalocean authenticate that my account actually owns the domain? This is what befuddles me and makes me insecure about this being the correct way of delegating my domain.
This might be a terrifyingly easy question to answer, but I simply am not secure enough of how DNS works yet that I can verify that I have set it up correctly. If you answer, answer like you’re writing to a dumb sheep, because this is what I am when it comes to this matter.
Thanks in advance!
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