My website shows with a ap address but not with my godaddy domain name

This was my first touch with Digitalocean and I followed this tutorial:

I did all this about 27hours ago, and still cant access to my website with domain name, only with ip address.

Is this tutorial good or is there something else I need to do?

When I call whois <domain_name> it says that name server is “NS41.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

This tutorial was what I followed to add my godaddy domain to my DO:

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January 3, 2023

Hello @terokeranencoral

If you’re using Godaddy’s nameservers (manage the DNS zone from there) you need to add the DNS records in their control panel.

If you want to add the domain name to your DigitalOcean account and manage the DNS records from your DO account, you need to use DitialOcean’s nameservers.

You can check our tutorial on how to point your domain name


Bobby Iliev
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January 3, 2023

Hi there,

It sounds like that your Nameservers are still not updated. What I could suggest is:

  • Go to your GoDaddy account and check if your nameservers are actually set to the DigitalOcean ones, eg:,,

  • If your nameservers are set to the DigitalOcean ones, but when running whois you still see the GoDaddy ones (eg. “NS41.DOMAINCONTROL.COM”), I would recommend reaching out to the GoDaddy support team for further investigation.

Let me know how it goes!



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