Setting the dns for an add-on domain

March 1, 2015 7.8k 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.

4 comments
  • when you change the nameservers on a domain, it can take anywhere from one to three days to take effect.

    how long did you wait?

  • Hi Sierra,

    I'm having a similar issue to albasiero. In the tutorial it mentions the domain should still appear under whois immediately. This hasn't been working for me even though I followed the GoDaddy example to a T at this tutorial. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-point-to-digitalocean-nameservers-from-common-domain-registrars

    Do I need to wait, or is godaddy dropping the ball?

    Additionally if you wouldn't mind explaining the purpose of the IP address for the DNS new Domain I would really appreciate it. If we are selecting our droplet, then shouldn't that be the IP its pointing to (and therein pointing to the server)? A bit confused by this.

    Any advice would be really appreciated!

    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.
  • 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 http://www.toyotareferences.com

    Are they the correct name server? or I have other name server because it is add on domain to VPS hosting? My Main domain is http://toyota-release.com/

  • My websites works Well now, including this website (audi price release)

    Thank you

2 Answers

@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:

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.

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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