Just a simple A record for subdomain -

Hi to whoever reads this, I set up a simple A record for the subdomain in order to set up a small commenting system, redirecting to my IP (same as the domain has always been directing to) but even after waiting for a few days, nameservers don’t seem to know about the subdomain I expected to be able to


it, but to no avail. Thanks for help, Mathias

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Bobby Iliev
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December 11, 2020
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Hi there @matthew887mm,

It looks like that your DNS is not managed via DigitalOcean because your NameServers are currently set to:

Name Server:
Name Server:
Name Server:

You can check that via this website:

This means that you need to add all of your DNS changes via your DNS provider.

Another option would be to go to your Domain name provider and change your nameservers to the DigitalOcean nameservers. That way you will be able to manage your DNS zone via DigitalOcean directly.

Basically, the nameservers specified under your domain name provider, ‘tell’ your domain name which DNS zone to use.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby