Is mandatory to configure dns in Digital Ocean?

I have my domain in Namecheap and I configure my own dns there e.g and I point my domain to my VPS ip adress, and I configure too in my VPS cpanel my own dns e.g and Should I configure DigitalOcean DNs too? My ns1 point to my droplet public ip and ns2 point to a floating ip adress that a set up to my droplet But steel it do not works.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

If you are hosting DNS services on your droplets themselves there would be no reason to use the DO DNS servers. Our DNS services are offered free of charge as a convenience but are absolutely not required.

When setting up your new nameservers did you register the nameservers with namecheap (this does not mean creating NS records, nameservers must be specially registered with your domain registrar outside your zone file)?