Question

moving DNS from Bluehost to DigitalOcean… makes server nonexistent

hi, i own a domain from bluehost. recently i set up digitalocean.

ive migrated wordpress correctly however the domain name seems to be a problem. when i type in the url directly… it says…

DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN meaning its non-existent, am i correct?

however on bluehost, i repointed the DNS names to digital ocean.

i have…

Name Servers

ns1.digitalocean.com

ns2.digitalocean.com

ns3.digitalocean.com

while on digitalocean, my setup shows…

DNS records comelivewith.us directs to ns1.digitalocean.com.

what am i doing wrong? i thought by creating the droplet with 1-click, the apache server is set up along with all the other configurables


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Hi there @starmandell,

As far as I can see your domain name does not have an A record.

You need to go to your DigitalOcean Control panel then go to your DNS zone for your domain name and add a new A record to point to your Droplet’s IP address.

Note that it could take up to a few hours for the DNS cache to clear over the Globe before you could see the changes. You can use this tool here to check your DNS records:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/dns

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby