I have a fully functional domain w. droplet. However I just purchased a new domain and would like to move all old files and old domain to new domain. How?

March 19, 2016 1.1k views
DigitalOcean Debian

Good day everyone! Hopefully warm weather where you’re at. :)

As stated in my previous posts I had been with Lunarpages (and Cpanel) for the better part of 8 to 9 years before coming to DO a few months back. Well, I just purchased a new domain and I wish to have my old domain currently on DO only parked with the current filesystem to point to my new domain.

What I got:
Droplet: xxx (not really…lol blushes)
Domain: thexeno.com

What I would like:
Droplet: kitribe (not needed to rename, but would be nice.)
domain: kitribe.com (just finished the purchase process with name.com about an hour ago and been looking at tutorials ever since.)

PS: OH BTW, if this changes anything…i’m also using Server Pilot if that helps any.

If all I need to do is update the CNAME etc records (I kind of know how to do that through this interface) that would be cool but I haven’t moved an inch so I can get all the details/facts first.

Hope to hear from you and thanks,

1 Answer

Hi @GreenKi13,

Login to name.com and change the nameservers of your second domain (kitribe.com) to ns1.digitalocean.com, ns2.digitalocean.com, ns3.digitalocean.com.

Instructions are provided here https://www.name.com/support/articles/205934547-Changing-Your-Name-Servers

Then login to DO, add the kitribe.com domain name and create an A record with your Droplet’s IP address.

A record

Also create a CNAME record for www:

CNAME record

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