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Is it possible to assign a droplet's existing IP as the FloatingIP?

I have an existing app hosted on a DO droplet that I would like to assign a FloatingIP to. I want to know if it is possible to repurpose the currently assigned droplet IP address to be used as the FloatingIP address? That way I don’t have to go an update all the domains that are currently pointing to my droplet.

Example: Reassign IP address 10.0.0.1 which is assigned to the droplet as the Floating IP. And allow the droplet to have some other IP address.

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I am aware that this can’t be done via the DO interface. But could it be done by submitting a support ticket? Can the NOC team handle this?


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Hello,

In general, the moment you create a Droplet, you will be assigned an Static IPv4 address automatically. Similarly, when you destroy the Droplet, the IP address will be disassociated and will join the IP pool table. There is no way you can have one more Static IP address to the Droplet or convert this Static IP as floating IP on our platform. Really sorry for the inconvenience!

However, you can use the provision of Floating IP on our platform. This allows you to assign one more IPv4 address and can also be moved between Droplets in same account. Refer to below links, which provides some insights on Floating IP:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/floating-ips/ https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/floating-ips/how-to/

You can also start using IPv6, request you to refer to below links:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/ipv6/ https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/ipv6/how-to/

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Sri Charan