Point to DigitalOcean Nameservers plus iP addresses.

December 18, 2015 393 views
Configuration Management DNS


When i set the name server settings in my domain server control panel it asks for both the name server name and the IP address. What shall I use for all three. At present i am using the IP address of my droplet for all three (which I am sure is incorrect).

1 Answer

A name server is a computer hardware or software server that implements a network service for providing responses to queries against a directory service. It translates an often humanly-meaningful, text-based identifier to a system-internal, often numeric identification or addressing component. This service is performed by the server in response to a service protocol request.

DigitalOcean provides these nameservers for free use. What you will need to do is modify the Domain nameservers at the control panel of your registrar and change these to DO:

  • ns1.digitalocean.com
  • ns2.digitalocean.com
  • ns3.digitalocean.com

If you run a whois after this, something like this should be the output;

whois example.com
Domain Name: EXAMPLE.COM
   Registrar: ENOM, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.enom.com
   Referral URL: http://www.enom.com
   Status: ok

Now we need move into the DigitalOcean control panel.

Within the Networking section --> Domains , click on Add Domain, and fill in the the domain name field and IP address of the server you want to connect it to on the subsequent page. Note: The domain name does not have a www at the beginning.

After this you can create all your A,CNAME,SRV,TXT etc. records. If you got any more questions, don't hesistate to ask.

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