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How do I move a domain from one project (droplet?) to another?

Posted December 15, 2019 626 views
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How do I move a domain from one project to another? I created a new project, which got a different IPv4 address from my old one. I used the control panel to move the domain to the new project; that worked. I then used the control panel in the new project to edit the A record and specified the new project. It displays the correct IP address in the control panel, but ping, ssh, etc still go to the old IP address. This happens while I’m ssh’d in my new project and while I’m pinging from home. Is there another step?

Specifics: My domain is thiagigroup.com , the IP in my old project was 45.55.231.205 , and the IP in my new project is 64.225.16.12 .

Thanks!

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It seems to be working now without further intervention on my part; mydomain.com is now X.X.X.X I guess I just have to wait an hour for updates to propagate, even inside DigitalOcean?

edited by alexdo

Hello, @raja6945a3b4b213f049547c54

Keep in mind that DNS changes might take up to 48 hours due to DNS cache from all ISPs and etc. You can always lower the TTL for the A record, but generally speaking the process will need some time. However it usually happens a lot faster.

You can follow/check the DNS propagation using a site like https://www.whatsmydns.net

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Alex

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