Question

'Name has already been taken' error message when trying to add a DNS to my Droplet

  • Posted on April 30, 2014
  • ppacieAsked by ppacie

Hi guys,

I have a couple of domain names in Hostgator which I am transferring to my droplet. I’ve been transferring all the domains successfully except for 1 which I’ve received that weird message when trying to add the DNS to my droplet.

I get the error message “Name has already been taken.”

It’s weird. I don’t have any other droplets created, just this one.
I didn’t point the domain name from the registrar to digital ocean because of this yet.
Never seen that error before. Any ideas?


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That means someone else added the domain name in his DNS in DO. Contact support they can help you.

*I’ve received that weird message when trying to add the DOMAIN NAME to my droplet.