I’m overly confused on this topic, I just want people to access my droplet through a human readable URL and not an IP.
Where do I begin? I’m kinda lost
This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.
You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.
Hi there @jouo,
If you would like to manage your DNS settings via your DigitalOcean account directly, what you would need to do first is to add your domain name under your DigitalOcean account, to do this you can follow the steps here:
Once you’ve added the domain name under your DigitalOcean account, you have to create an A record for your domain name that points to your Droplet’s IP address, and a CNAME record for your www version to point to your main domain. You can follow the steps on how to do that here:
After that, you have to change your Nameservers to:
You have to do that via your name.com account, you can do this by following the steps here:
Once you change the Nameservers it can take up to a few hours for the DNS to propagate and then you will be able to see your website as normal.
Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Bobby
Adding to this, I acquired a domain name through name.com service, I just don’t know how to use that domain name to point to my droplet.
Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!
Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.
Sign up now