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Domain pointing error to Digital Ocean name servers

  • Posted July 6, 2016
  • DNS

I am trying to point a locally registered domain name with .co.za suffix to the Digital Ocean nameservers. I’m following this guide When I add the 3 nameservers : ns1.digitalocean.com, ns2.digitalocean.com, ns3.digitalocean.com, on saving I get this error:

“We checked and we failed to find any NS records for ridewith.co.za at the server -->ns1.digitalocean.com<-- Please double check that you have entered the correct name server and you have correctly configured the server with for your domain”

Is there something that I need to configure on my droplet before pointing the domain name to the name servers, or am I missing something entirely?

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Turns out the tutorial has step 3 and 4 swapped around. You can’t point to the Digital Ocean nameservers unless you have set up a domain on that side.