Unable to map D.O domain name to D.O ipaddress & do forwarding. Stuck after creation. Want to create domainName to avoid ip in Namecheap.

About me: Fellow Developers., I am application developer and very much new to application domain configuration Expection: I would like to have a domain name created in Digital Ocean which could be used in Namecheap to forward any requests to that domain name to Digital Ocean domain name.

Expected behaviour Eg; ->> Ipaddres at digital ocean.

Current behaviour :> Ipaddres at digital ocean. Xxxxxxxxxxx ( not working) -> Xxxxxxxxxxx ( not working) -> IpAdddress at digital ocean (works)

Attempted Solution: .I don’t know what i am missing but i tried following everything in here . After configuration, this is how it looks.

Type . Hostname value TTL(Seconds) CNAME . * . . 43200 CNAME . . . 43200 A . 3600 NS 1800 NS 1800 NS 1800 Please provide a direction or solution, i’ve been stuck on this problem because i need to perform reverse proxying code if this gets enabled. This expectation not being resolving has been blocking the launch of my application. Thank you. Sincerely,

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Hello @natty

I can certainly help with understanding and configuring your DNS. Lets start with namecheap - I personally use this service as well for my domains purchasing - love their DDNS service(s).

Lets call the domain you purchased at namecheap for example purposes. Within your domain configuration you will want to set the nameservers for to the following:

Information on how to make this change can be found here :

Next you will want to add the domain to DigitalOcean

As you noted above, this guide will help you :

Keep in mind DigitalOcean is not a domain registrar, here you will continue to use the same name you purchased at namecheap (

From here you can use the DigitalOcean DNS (Networking) to route your various DNS requests. This can be to Droplets, or external services.

Keep in mind that changes will take time to propagate out to the rest of the internet. This can take anywhere from 15minutes to 24hours.

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