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Domain name already exists.

I had a previous DigitalOCean droplet with a personal account that I added a NameCheap domain that I own. However, I deleted the project and deactivated that account and created a new one with a new DigitalOCean droplet, but when I wanted to use that same domain it keeps telling me “Domain name already exists” and it’s been going on for more than five days even though I already restarted the domain in NameCheap and I’ve been checking the propagation out. Could you help me out with that issue please? It’s something urgent.


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Hey @muneseninformatica,

In our public community, we aim to answer open questions about anything SysAdmin, DigitalOcean and beyond. However, we make every attempt to keep personal information safe and so don’t ever access personal account information here. This means we can’t provide help with any account or billing-related issues.

Please reach out to our amazing support team who will be more than happy to assist you with your account issue! :)

https://www.digitalocean.com/support/

Hope that helps! Alex

Hey @muneseninformatica, thanks for the question! Please open a support ticket from within your account and include the domain name. You’ll need to verify ownership with a TXT record generated by support and then they’ll remove the domain from the previous account so you can get it added.

Hope that helps!