No domains shown, but unable to add domain, "domain already exists"

Posted April 16, 2020 163 views
DigitalOcean Accounts

I deactivated my DO account some time ago, which I previously used to host a web site, and now I have re-activated it. I created a new droplet.

I still control the original domain, and it is still configured to point to DO’s name servers.

When I visit the “domains” section of my dashboard, I see “Looks like there are no domains here.”. So I type in my domain, choose my droplet from the list, and click “Add Domain”. An error message shows “Domain ‘’: name already exists.”

I think something didn’t go smoothly in the re-activating of my account. How can I fix this?

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Hi @wjbarlow,

It seems the domain is still somewhere in the system and thus it’s not allowing you to re-add it. Unfortunately, this is something we wouldn’t be able to provide an assist here.

Please reach out to our amazing support team who will be more than happy to assist you with your account issue! :)


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