How do i add domain from go daddy to Digital ocean app platform

I have changed the nameservers in go daddy. but after that I am stuck. Please help if anyone can.


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March 8, 2023

Hey @aaronhenwood,

There are two articles that will help you achieve that. The first is how to add your Domain to your DigitalOcean account and manage your DNS from there :

The second is how to add your Domain to your App Platform:

How to Add Domain to DigitalOcean

Adding a domain you own to your DigitalOcean account lets you manage the domain’s DNS records with the control panel and API. Domains you manage on DigitalOcean also integrate with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and Spaces to streamline automatic SSL certificate management.

To add a domain from the control panel, open the Create menu and click Domains/DNS.

This brings you to the Networking section’s Domains tab. Enter your domain into the Enter domain field, then click Add Domain.

The system performs a DNS lookup to see if the domain has already been added to DigitalOcean. If it has, you’ll receive a message that says Data domain Name already exists. If the domain has not been previously added to DigitalOcean’s DNS service, it will be added.

Domains you’ve added are listed on the Domains page.

How to Manage Domains in App Platform

Go to, click on your app, and click on the Settings tab. Then, click the Edit link to the right of Domains, and the Add Domain button.

On the Add Domain form, enter your custom domain name at the top of the form in the text area under Domain or Subdomain Name, then click to proceed.

You are given a choice to delegate your DNS management to DigitalOcean or to point to your app by adding a CNAME record to your domain configuration. From there I’ll recommend to continue with the article

Hey there,

that it quite easy. First go to networking and add your domain name. DO will show you then the nameserver information, which have to be changed at GoDaddy.

Switch to GoDaddy and change the nameserver settings to the ones shown in den DO (Digital Ocean) backend. This will allow Digitalocean to manage all domain settings (Entries A,CC, aso) from their.

Go to your DO App and add a custom domain (should be on the app settings page). DO will manage afterwards to add this certain subdomain or domain (www.*) to your networking settings or prompt you, to add a CNAME entry.

That’s all the magic.

Good luck, Oliver

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