How do I move domains from previous host

Posted December 13, 2020 407 views

So I was with Linode, and used host gator for my domain. The DNS records are all showing up and I have the following records displayed through my droplet:


Am I suppose to do anything else on my end? The DNS records on whois already showing digital ocean but the IP for the domain is still showing from Linode? o.o

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Hi! Grats on the move to DO.

It sounds like you’ve done all you need to do (and some) to update the DNS to point to your new Droplet. Here’s a tutorial to double-check:

How To Point to DigitalOcean Nameservers From Common Domain Registrars

The DNS services we all use will cache lots of information for either pre-configured lengths of time (TTLs) or arbitrarily. This is why sometimes during a DNS update and propagation you reach the old IP but someone else might successfully reach the new IP. This cache can happen on your local computer, your ISP’s DNS servers, etc.

There are some handy online tools to see how the DNS resolution appears to the rest of the world:

This one I use all the time. And then if I need to dig just a little deeper, I’ll check out the tools on this site for any standard issues I may have overlooked:

They have numerous tools related to DNS and mail, among others.

Hope this helps and please let us know if you have any other questions or feedback ;)

by Josh Barnett
by Kathleen Juell
DNS is the naming system that is used to bind a domain name to a web server. In this guide, we will change the nameservers for a domain that we have registered and point it to a DigitalOcean Droplet.

The is showing the appropriate IP address for the website, but whoisIP tools still showing the old domain…so since the one checks out I guess I can assume the rest will click-in. :)


EDIT: 2 more links added to “Learn” bookmark folder ah haha.

  • Hi @ZenTiger13,

    Grats on the move to DigitalOcean! I hope you love it here! Anyway, about the problem you’ve been experiencing.

    Please note that if you have changed your Nameservers to DigitalOcean ones (as long as you want to manage your DNS from DigitalOcean that is) and have configured your DNS, it might take up to 48 hours for all DNS to propagate!