It has been 3 days and my domain is still not active

Posted August 10, 2018 3.1k views
NginxUbuntu 18.04

I’ve done the server setup, then I did Nginx installation like in the link, also bought a domain 3 days ago ( from bluehost, set the NS servers to all digitalocean ns1-3 servers,then added the domain from droplet control panel.

Is there a step I missed? - it looks like my domain hasn’t propogated in some addresses. Do I need to wait for full propogation?

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Hi @799arman

I can see that your domain is using the DigitalOcean name servers, so far so good, but it doesn’t seem like you’ve created A record pointing to your droplet’s IP address.

Go to and add your domain, and create an A record for @ pointing to your droplet’s IP and then create a CNAME record for www pointing to

For a more detailed DNS tutorial with a few pictures:

  • Thank you! I definitely missed those steps. After the setup I was not able to access the domain without putting a www. before,but restarting nginx solved it I think. Thanks for the help