How to define DNS settings for my ghost instance at digital ocean

Posted December 31, 2020 382 views

My domain is the “naked” domain “” and I would like to set the Digital Ocean DNS settings to point to the subdomain “” How do I do that?

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Hi there @nikolajivancicShark,

Technically speaking you can’t point the root domain name to a subdomain name directly via DNS. What you could do is set up a 301 redirect, but for that, you need to have a web server like Nginx or Apache and also point your root domain to the server IP address.

Another thing you could do is to use Cloudflare as they have some mechanism in place which allows users to point the root domain name to a subdomain via a CNAME record.


Thanks for responding @bobbyiliev. My domain is hosted at Namecheap, and i changed the nameservers there to point to DigitalOcean nameservers. I also used the DigitalOcean domain management tool to add the A record, which maps the subdmain “” to the IP address of the droplet hosting the Ghost server.