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Is It Necessary to Change NameServers to Host a Website at DigitalOcean?

Hello, Previously, my blog PlainTips.com was hosted on GoDaddy Servers. Recently I’ve created a droplet at DigitalOcean. After shifting all the data (files and databases etc.) I’ve made just one change in my Zone File at my Domain registrar’s and I pointed it to the IP address of my newly created droplet. (I didn’t touch NameServer Record).

Now, my blog serves content through my newly created droplet @ DigitalOcean. While the current Nameservers record points to; ns64.domaincontrol.com ns63.domaincontrol.com

My question is, why do I need to change NameServer when my content is already being served through the new droplet?


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Changing A record to point to Droplet IP is absolutely enough to make it work perfectly.

Changing Nameservers to DigitalOcean is only required if you want to use DigitalOcean Domain management (DigitalOcean Control Panel -> Networking). If you don’t want it, be free to keep your current settings. But that means, any change you want to make to domain will have be to done from your Domain register’s control panel.

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