I am trying to link my application to a domain I did buy on GoDDaddy.
I initially followed
this https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-point-to-digitalocean-nameservers-from-common-domain-registrars and this
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-point-godaddy-domains-to-digitalocean-year-2020 guides.

Once I try to change the name servers with the ones listed on the second guide I get an error which says that the domain name is invalid.

Speaking with GoDaddy support I got told..

You need to reach out to your hosting provider and get a pair of authorative name servers, you can see the requiremrnt of .IT domain

I am not sure what does it mean and even less how to get them. Can someone explain me and tell me how should I proceed? Thank you!

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Hi @Vana,

If you wish to use DigitalOcean’s Nameservers, you can just add the following in your GoDaddy panel for your domain:

  • ns1.digitalocean.com
  • ns2.digitalocean.com
  • ns3.digitalocean.com

I can confirm the above should work for all kind of domain extensions, including .it domains. This is how everyone is actually pointing their nameservers. If the issues are still continuing, I’ll recommend continuing the ticket you opened with GoDaddy saying that you have authoritative nameservers and provide them the ones above.

  • I See! Thank you KFSys! I did use that values when trying to configure the nameservers.. but did get an error saying the domain name was invalid. Now I am trying with the CName, the state in Digital Ocean is “Configuring…”.

    Is there any cons of using the CName instead of nameservers technique?