How can i change my droplet's ipv4 address?

Dear all,

I want to change my droplet’s ip address, because it’s in the red lists of the mail servers. So how can i do that?

Best regards.

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January 19, 2023

Hello @onderxyilmaz

This is a question that pops up occasionally in the community.

Have you tried sending emails when you’ve noticed that the current IP address is blacklisted/listed? Some of those lists offer a free and quick release from their database and sometimes it’s a matter of seconds to get the issue sorted.

If you can share more information about the issue we can try to get this sorted without the need of changing the IP address of the droplet.

If you want to create a new IP address for an existing Droplet, you need to recreate the Droplet.


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January 19, 2023

Hi @onderxyilmaz,

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to change the Droplet IP address however this is a workaround. To receive a new IP address, take the following steps:

  1. Create a snapshot image of your Droplet from the control panel
  2. Create a new Droplet from your snapshot
  3. Move DNS from your original Droplet to the new Droplet
  4. Destroy your original Droplet

Documentation links How to create the snapshot

How to create new Droplet from snapshot

In the future, you can use a floating IP address, which can be unassigned and assigned to a different Droplet whenever required.

To know more about floating IP address please click here

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