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Point Domain to Digital Ocean

Posted August 2, 2021 123 views
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Hello,

I would like to point my domain from Bluehost to Digital Ocean Server Droplet. Share the guidelines on how to go about it.

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Hello, @trackitzanzibar

What you can do is to change the domain nameservers to ns1.digitalocean.com, ns2.digitalocean.com, and ns3.digitalocean.com.

Adding a domain you own to your DigitalOcean account lets you manage the domain’s DNS records with the control panel and API.

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/how-to/manage-records/

The other option will be just to change the domain’s A record and point to the IP address of your droplet.

Regards,
Alex

Hi @trackitzanzibar,

DigitalOcean have a pretty good tutorial on how to point your DNS from common domain registrara like Bluehost. You can check it here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-point-to-digitalocean-nameservers-from-common-domain-registrars

Additionally, you can always check the documentation on how to manage your DNS with DigitalOcean here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/networking/dns/

Check those out and see if you need further guidance.

Regards,
KFSys

by Josh Barnett
by Kathleen Juell
DNS is the naming system that is used to bind a domain name to a web server. In this guide, we will change the nameservers for a domain that we have registered and point it to a DigitalOcean Droplet.