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Is a droplet hostname reachable via DNS?

Posted August 2, 2015 6.5k views
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Prior to creating a droplet one must first choose a hostname for said droplet. Is this hostname reachable over DNS (i.e. is it announced via ns1/ns2/ns3.digitalocean.com) such that I can SSH into myhostname.digitalocean.com?

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  • It works for me. I use my droplet as a workstation (SSH+tmux+vim).

    It’s only “reachable” if you have your domain registrar point your domain’s name servers to DO’s name servers (as you seem to have already done).

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It is reachable if you enter example.com as a hostname and you have example.com registered with your preferred registrar (Namecheap, GoDaddy, etc.), and it is pointed to the Droplet.

AFAIK, there is no way to access your droplet from a hostname like myhostname.digitalocean.com because DigitalOcean does not provide subdomains like that. If you don’t have a domain you can always SSH into your Droplet’s IP.

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