Floating IP not associated with domain name?

February 1, 2016 956 views
DigitalOcean Networking Configuration Management FAQ


Why the floating IP associated with my droplet is not associated with domain name. When I check my dns / ping my site, it is showing Anchor IP(which is assigned while creating the droplet).

How to associate floating IP with domain name?

(In EC2, If I get a Elastic IP, it is associated with droplet and domain name. Why is DO different?)

1 Answer

Hi there,

Did you only recently assign a floating IP to the droplet? If so, your DNS records aren't automatically updated to make use of a floating IP; you'll need to go to your domain's page in the Control Panel and manually change the A record's IP address.

Also, one other possible source of confusion: when a droplet is created, it receives both a Public IP and an Anchor IP. There are a number of different ranges that the Public IP can be in, depending on what region the droplet is in, but the Anchor IP will be something like This is a private network address, meaning you shouldn't put an IP address starting with "10." in your DNS records, as it won't be reachable from the Internet.

I hope this helps, but let us know if you have any other questions!

—Nicholas C.
Platform Support Specialist

  • Sorry. I thought Anchor IP is public IP.
    Anyways, if I assign A record in Domain Registrar to floating IP, it will work fine ?
    Should I add floating IP in DigitalOcean's Domain Record as well ? Because in the zone file, floating IP is not mentioned.

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