If I destroy my only droplet will I lose my DNS

Hi, the only thing I’m paying for right now is a server droplet I no longer use. I’ve not got around to destroying it as I need to find the time to move some DNS entries to a different name server.

If I destroy the droplet, and so am no longer paying for digitalocean services will my name server entries be removed?

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June 11, 2022
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Hi @gohod,

As long as you are using DigitalOcean’s Control Panel for your Domain and having your DNS there nothing will happen to your DNS. You’ll be able to change your record however you please.

Bobby Iliev
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June 11, 2022

Hi there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, if you destroy your Droplet you will still be able to use the DigitalOcean DNS service as normal.

As a side note, before deleting the Droplet make sure to have backed-up all of the information and also make sure that your A record is no longer pointing to that Droplet.

Hope that this helps!

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