How can I found my old DNS GoDaddy records after changing Nameservers to DigitalOcean?

  • Posted May 6, 2020
  • DNS

I had several DNS records in GoDaddy (custom domain application, Mail, Skype, subdomain, …)

After changing Nameservers from GoDaddy to DigitalOcean, I no longer find my old GoDaddy records in DigitalOcean DNS. Consequently I no longer receive emails, I no longer have access to some of my applications.

So I have one question:

  1. How can I found my old DNS GoDaddy records after changing Nameservers to DigitalOcean?

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Hi there!

How are you?

You replaced Godaddy default nameservers with Digitalocean nameserver, because of that all DNS records have cleared.

You can again switch to default Godaddy DNS, then add again DNS record manually, If you want then you can point digital ocean IP in A record.

I hope, this will help you to understand. If you still having problem, contact GoDaddy they will better assist you.



Your old DNS records should still be available via your GoDaddy control panel but you would need to revert your Nameservers back to the default GoDaddy Nameservers and only then you would be able to see your old records. Then you could note down the DNS records, add them to your DigitalOcean DNS zone and change back your nameservers to the DigitalOcean ones.

Another thing you could try is getting in touch with GoDaddy’s support team directly and ask them to provide you with your old DNS records.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby