how do I request for an extra IP address?

Posted May 14, 2013 3.7k views
I need at least 2 ip addresses for nameservers

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I'm pretty sure you can only have 1 IP per droplet right now. I went through the same mess with trying my own name servers, its way easier to use DO's name servers and put a wildcard A record in for sub domains so you don't have to create a new A record with every sub domain creation. If you want all the default DNS records I put in DO's DNS manager for all my domains, let me know.
Forgot to mention, you can have 2 name servers on same IP, for short term I can say it worked fine....long term, I can't guarantee you wouldn't run into issues later on.
As I understand it, the point of asking for 2 IPs for name-servers is redundancy - if the box behind one IP goes down, then the other is likely to be up (assuming they're on different physical machines).

Having two IPs assigned to the same box won't give you this redundancy, so kinda defeats the purpose.

Ideally, you'd launch two droplets, and set up a nameserver on each.