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Site can't be reached; DNS error

I purchased a domain through GoDaddy and was going through the steps to host my site through Digital Ocean but am running into DNS issues after following the steps to host.

I followed this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean

I updated the nameservers on GoDaddy over a month ago to point to ns1/2/3.digitalocean.com and created a new domain on Digital Ocean. But when I go to my domain, I just see an error saying “This site can’t be reached. <mydomain>'s server DNS address could not be found” (ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED).

I’ve hosted another domain through DO and had no issues at all. Was curious if anyone might now something I’m overlooking here. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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If you are still facing this kind of error then try this:

  1. Go to DigitalOcean Dashboard > Networking > Domains https://cloud.digitalocean.com/networking/domains
  2. Select any domain
  3. define A record with wildcard DNS record. Mention “*” (asterisk) as hostname and your droplet IP address.
  4. And for the safe side you can also add one more A record with “www” and your droplet IP address.
Enter Name Enter IP Address

Hope this helps. :)

were you ever able to solve this?

I am having this exact problem right now

My dns records were originally going through cloudflare but I am trying to switch them to digitaloceans

i am facing same problem.I my GoDaddy’s DNS file zone have previous two nameservers. ns71.domaincontrol.com (Informational) and ns72.domaincontrol.com (Informational)

should i delete it?