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My domain is not point to digital ocean

Posted April 29, 2021 175 views
DNS

I have a domain in hostinger, I changed the NS record in DNS record in hostinger now it is more then 6 days my domain is not pointing to my website I contact to customer care of hostinger it tell me that the server of digital ocean is not good that’s why it takes so much time to point my domain to my website is it true tell me and also tell me that why my domain is not pointing to my website.

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Hi @harshku2630,

The Droplet you have with DigitalOcean has nothing to do with your DNS usually. So if you have your domain with hostinger, what I would recommend you is to change the nameservers of your domain to DigitalOcean’s. The nameservers you should use are:

  • ns1.digitalocean.com
  • ns2.digitalocean.com
  • ns3.digitalocean.com

Once that is done, I would recommend adding your domain in your DigitalOcean’s account. Adding a domain you own to your DigitalOcean account lets you manage the domain’s DNS records with the control panel. You can read more about how it can be done here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/how-to/add-domains/

The above answer is not a bad idea.

We prefer to keep the DNS setting for all of our domains in one place… the registry (pairdomains.com in our case.)

Since we have websites on different servers we simply add A records to point to them and we add MX records to point to the email server… in our case just one small $5/mo. shared server with an ISP that has email (pair.com.)

We have the domains listed there with their email boxes. (It is the cheapest way to go if you have many domains each with a lot of email boxes. The 3rd party email services (i.e. FastMail are too expensive for multiple domains.)

  • Hi @ac99,

    That is a good practice, indeed. It’s always better to keep your domains in one place rather than all over the place and in the end it doesn’t matter where your DNS is being managed from as long as it’s convenient for you.