Need domain to direct to new droplet!

May 4, 2015 964 views
DNS DigitalOcean Ubuntu


I had two domains pointing to one droplet.

Now I have another droplet and I removed one of the domains from the old droplet to point to the new droplet.

But when I visit the domain that is suppose to point to the new droplet it takes me to what the other domain is pointing to (old droplet).

Any help is much appreciated!

Thank you!

  • It souunds like you changed the DNS information on the Digital Ocean end. Depending on your setup you may also need to change the DNS info with your domain registrar.

    For example I use godaddy. Each of the my sites point to godaddy servers eg


    and they have an @ record which points to the droplet IP address.

    Hope that helps

  • Yeah I had already changed everything apparently I only needed to be patient for a bit for the new information to kick in.

1 Answer


Have you updated your DNS Entry with either DigitalOcean (if you're using their DNS) or your domain registrar so that your pointing to the new IP? If so, is the new IP address showing when you query the domain?

You can ping your domain locally to see what IP is being reported, or you can us a server on another network and do the same from the CLI.

In most cases, DNS updates (through DigitalOcean) almost instantly (in my experience). With domain registrars, I've had it take up to 48 hours. Of course, ISP cache will also play a role in this as well. Some ISP's will cache requests for longer periods of time which can be a major pain :-) (but that's often fixed by resetting the modem).

  • Yeah all I had to do is wait for a bit apparently. I am use to having things instantly haha but not in this case I guess!

    Thanks for the reply!

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