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Is it possible to point a subdomain to another droplet?

  • Posted April 29, 2020
  • DNS

Hello,

I have 2 droplets, is it possible to point a subdomain to another droplet?

Thanks, Vincent.

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If I try to add the subdomain from the other droplet, I have the error message: Domain or a subdomain is already owned by another user.


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Hi @Adam0101,

That’s entirely possible! I’ll assume you’ve added the main Domain to your DigitalOcean account. To add the subdomain you’ll just need to go to your Control Panel --> Find your Domain and click on the 3 dots --> Manage Domain. There in order to create a subdomain choose an A record, in the Hostname type in the subdomain.

For example if you want to add a subdomain called ‘test’, you’ll need to :

Choose the DNS record - A Hostname - test Will Direct to - choose the Droplet TTL - leave it as 3600 Create Record.

That should be enough for you to point your subdomain to another Droplet.

Regards, KDSys