how to set domain name (django, nginx, ubuntu 16.04)

Now I use public ip to visit my site. I have bought a domain name ( on GoDaddy. How can I set it up so I visit my site with and not public IP?

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This question was answered by @aha:

First, add your domain in the Networking > Domains settings of cloud control panel. Make sure it is pointing to your droplet IP address.

Next, you will need to change the Nameserver settings for your domain in the GoDaddy control panel.

Login to GoDaddy, click on your domain, go to the Manage > Nameservers section, select “Custom Nameservers” and add,, and to the nameserver fields.

For more details see this tutorial -

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I have added my domain name to the Networking > Domains settings and i have changed the Nameserver settings to,, But when i visit the website via the domain it shows me.

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thank you! Now open my site but address change from to public IP when load. How I fix that?

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