How to point my domain to my droplet using DO's Nameserver ?

Posted March 1, 2020 1.9k views

Hi guys, I need help.

Currently, I have a CentOS 7 droplet and on my droplet, I installed Direct Admin. My domain is at Network Solutions, it used to point to SiteGround Hosting but yesterday I pointed my domain to Digital Ocean using my Droplet’s IP. At first, it worked perfectly. My domain was resolved, my sub-domains were resolved too.

But then, my boss wanted to change from using Droplet’s IP to DO’s 3 Nameservers (,, ). So I changed it, and I added 2 A records for my domain in Direct Admin to resolve ( @ record and www record ). But, I’ve been waiting for hours, and when I used to check, it was still not resolved.

I don’t know what to do now, do I have to resolve it via Digital Ocean control panel for my droplet ( even when I have added A records for my domain in Direct Admin ) ?

Please help me out, I’m still new to this droplets and domains pointing things. Any help would be very useful for me, thank you guys a lot.

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Hello, @WilliamCD

Since you’ve set your nameservers to be,, you need/must configure the DNS from the control panel on DigitalOcean since this is your new active DNS zone for your domain name. If you need to make any DNS changes you need to make them from your DO account.

You can find more information here:

Hope this helps!


  • Hi Alex, thank you for replying me.

    So like what you said, I have to use control panel on DO if I want to manage my records. But what if I want to use Direct Admin instead, is there anyway that I can manage my records via Direct Admin panel ?

    Again, thank you so so much.