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How to add trailing dot to hostnames using DNS Manager?

I’m configuring name servers for one of my domain according to this guide here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-vanity-or-branded-nameservers-with-digitalocean-cloud-servers

It specifically says:

(Do not forget the trailing dots)

But using the new DNS Manager UI, we can’t add trailing dot (see screenshot here: https://imgur.com/3GGVWSd)

Is there any neat trick that I’m not aware of or is it okay this way? Anybody has an idea?

Thanks!


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Hello,

I believe that the way that you have it in the screenshot is fine.

Basically if you do not add a trailing dot in the Hostname filed, your domain name would be automatically appended.

Example:

  • If you put tests in the Hostname filed, your domain would be appended: tests.brainpad.org
  • If you put tests.brainpad.org in the filed, without a dot at the end, you would get: tests.brainpad.org.brainpad.org
  • If you put tests.brainpad.org. in the filed, the end result would simply be: tests.brainpad.org

Hope that this makes sense :)