I was hoping to get your thoughts on pros and cons using name servers or A-Record.
If pointing domains to Digital Ocean’s name servers and using this tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean then I can control my clients MX-record and change the IP (as long as my clients are using Digital Ocean’s name servers) incase I need to move my droplet. This is very smart and helps remove a lot of eh?? from my clients. They just need to set it once and that is it.
What are the downside of doing it this way? I believe it is faster (no NS look-up) when pointing domain to a-record directly from the registrar. Am I correct in believing that?
Besides speed what are the pros/cons of using name servers instead of A-record?
Thanks for your feedback. Philip
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