Issue accesing droplet trough domain name (Could not resolve host)

So yesterday I set up a domain for my droplet. First changed the NS on my registrar to digital ocean ones and added the A record to point to the droplet ip from the domain control panel at Digital Ocean. So far so good yesterday the domain was working.

Today when I try to use the domain to ssh/ping/curl the droplet I get an error resolving the host (‘Temporary failure in name resolution’ and (6) using curl)

I tried dig to check the domain trough digital ocean ns and the A record is showing the correct ip

; <<>> DiG 9.16.1-Ubuntu <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 39568
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1232
;			IN	A


;; Query time: 151 msec
;; WHEN: jue may 05 17:49:29 -03 2022
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 57

I also tried running an analysis on DNS CHECKER and got 6 DNS that are not resolving the ip.

I understand that DNS resolving can take a while but what bugs my mind is that yesterdar it was working fine even with some dns server not resolving the ip yet.

It could be another issue? Is there something I can do to futher troubleshoot it? Anything can be helpful.

Thanks in advance!

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Bobby Iliev
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August 10, 2022


I’ve noticed that the site is already working as expected, so note that it could usually take up to 24/48 hours for the DNS cache to clear over the Globe before you could see the new DNS records.

As the dig command returns the correct server IP, this means that you’ve setup the DNS on the DigitalOcean side correctly.



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