IP Address for adding a new Domain? Also no response from whois after nameserver change


First time web-dev here. I’m really hoping to get this project turned around by Friday, and any clarification would honestly mean the world.

I changed the nameservers for my GoDaddy domain name to the ones listed in this tutorial and followed all subsequent steps.

Unfortunately, I’m now I’m stalled at Step 3 of this tutorial.

It states running ‘whois <>’ should now be returning some information as a result of the change in nameservers. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to have propagated, and I’m not sure if that’s a sign that I need to wait longer, or that GoDaddy has somehow dropping the ball.

Additionally I’d really appreciate some clarification when adding a new Domain Name to the DNS. The tutorial states to enter an IP Address, however I would have assumed the IP address in question is for our droplet – as this is the only one previously discussed. This seems redundant given we are selecting our droplet right next to this box – do I leave it blank, or enter in the droplet IP?

Is there a more advanced purpose for this that I’m missing, because I’m not entirely sure which IP address I’m meant to be entering here.

I realize this is probably quite elementary, however I’m more confused than I’d like to admit, and some clarification would be really really really appreciated.



(also, I chose a .xyz domain name for purely aesthetic reasons. If anybody knows about how long this will take to be viewable after the change in nameserver I’d really appreciate it)

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This question was answered by @jesin:

The DNS changes seem to have taken effect now. And the whois command is used to find the registrant info for a domain name. Use nslookup or dig for DNS lookups.

Nameserver lookup

nslookup -q=ns
dig NS

IP address lookup

nslookup -q=a
dig A

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