How long does it take for a deleted domain in digital ocean to take effect?

Posted May 14, 2020 1.1k views

I am working on a project for a client. The previous person managing the project added the domain name to his own personal digital ocean account.

Now my client created an account and gave me access. The previous person managing the account has deleted the domain from his digitalocean account, but I can’t still add it to my client account. How long will it take before I can add it?

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Hi @healthaegle -

Deleting a domain record should make it pretty much instantly available to create on another account.

One gotcha that I have run into before: If the old account-holder happened to create multiple records like and, they need to delete ALL the instances of before it will be available to set on your new account.

Have them double check that there are zero instances of the TLD you want, if that doesn’t solve it, let me know here and open a support ticket and I’ll get it escalated.