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Trying to connect my domain with my website

So I own a domain on godaddy.com as of today and I have everything setup correctly with digital ocean put still usable to use my domain. I am also able to go to my websites IP and it will be there. Am I supposed to do something in my .htaccess or my virtual host? If someone has a answer for me thatd be awesome

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The domain is just a simple way for humans to connect to websites. To make it simple, the only thing a domain basically does for humans is to translate it into an IP.

If you want your IP to not be used, you can only make like a 302 move permanent redirection.


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By default, the authoritative nameservers for your domain will be those belonging to your registrar (in this case, GoDaddy, the single worst and most evil registrar around; change providers ASAP). You need to either change the autoritative servers in their settings to point to Digital Ocean’s nameservers (if you want to manage DNS on Digital Ocean) or configure DNS on godaddy’s site. For support with godaddy, you’ll have to go to them (though I wouldn’t hold my breath).