I'm a new user, why can't I get a credit line of $100

I am a new user and want to migrate my website to DigitalOcean. After checking many times, I found that even if I bind a credit card, I still cannot get a credit limit of $100. This is very frustrating. May I ask because I use google’s account login reason?


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The free credit is contingent on you clicking on a link associated with a user’s referral code. The referral code brings you to instead of This domain change can be disconcerting especially if you are not 100% comfortable with the source of the link… who wants to compromise security for the sake of $100 after all.

Having signed up without a referral link and foregoing the credit, I can attest that the site is actually valid and legal.

Hi @a924311908a,

  • How do I get the credit? If you are eligible, your free trial will start when you sign up for DigitalOcean. You will need a credit card or valid paypal account so that we can verify your identity, but you will not be charged or billed during your free trial.

  • Who is eligible? New customers to DigitalOcean with a valid credit card or paypal account are eligible. You are eligible if you have not previously signed up for the free trial.

  • How does it expire? 60 days after the credit was added, any remaining credit will be zeroed out. If you continue to use our paid services after the 60 days your credit card will be charged at the beginning of the following month.

  • What products can I use the credit on? You can use it on any services provided by DigitalOcean, for example all Droplet plans, Spaces object storage, Block Storage, and Load Balancers. NOTE: We offer this Free Trial to help make building amazing things on DigitalOcean as easy and accessible as possible. Mining cryptocurrencies doesn’t fit that criteria and will result in removal of credits.

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Regards, KDSys