I am not able to connect my droplet to my domain

My droplet is functioning. I can hit it at the IP address. My domain is registered at Network Solutions and my nameservers are pointing to,, I’ve set up A records. I can ping the IP address and the domain on the command line, and all seems well.

I don’t exactly know what is the issue. When I ping my domain I see my droplet IP address. But when I try reaching for it doesn’t connect.

Help is appreciated.


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Hello, @noahShark

Thanks for providing the netstat output, looking at this everything seems fine. I’ve just followed the tutorial on a fresh droplet and everything seems to be working just fine.

Could you please copy/paste your nginx config file so we can check if everything is correctly done there? I think this may be the culprit of the issue.

What I need to mention is that I was not using the root user but just a user with sudo privileges in order to complete the setup.

Regards, Alex

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Hello, @noahShark

Could you please let me know what OS you’re using and if you’ve properly configured the virtual host for the domain name in question? Basically some general information about your Droplet in order to give you some additional troubleshooting steps.

Keep in mind that DNS changes might take up to 48 hours in order to fully update, due to ISP’s DNS cache and general DNS propagate. However it usually happens a lot faster.

Regards, Alex