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Setting the dns for an add-on domain

March 1, 2015 4.1k views

I added an add-on domain (a wordpress blog) and tried to use in my domain registrar panel the digital ocean nameservers (ns1.digitalocean.com, ns2.digitalocean.com, ns3.digitalocean.com as per https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean), but it doesnt work.

So I set up a cloudflare account and use it to direct the A and cname DNS settings so that they point to my DigitalOcean IP. Not a problem per se (now it works), but is it not possible to use directly DO nameservers? I still do not have a working primary domain on Do, just an add-on domain.

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@uang46 it looks like your domain's name servers are still set to Namecheap's:

$ whois 
...
Name Server: DNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS3.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS4.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
Name Server: DNS5.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM
...

Take a look at the following tutorial for instructions on how to point your domain to DigitalOcean's name servers:

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.

I found another problem, I tried to addon domain by using webuzo addon domain, It has been hours but it still cannot be accesed. My domain was a installed at blogger. I have replace the name server into the new ones

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

My domain is Car sport Review

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