Unable to point domain to IP

Posted March 13, 2018 5k views
Nginx DNS Django Deployment Ubuntu 16.04

I’m having issues pointing my domain to my IP.

My django app is deployed at : without an issue, but I cannot point a domain I bought: to the IP.

My Domain has a custom DNS of:

And my DNS configuration in DigitalOcean looks like:

A * directs to
A directs to
A directs to

NS directs to
NS directs to
NS directs to

Even further:

my /etc/sites-available/MYAPP looks like:

server {

listen 80;

location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
location /static/ {
    root /home/michael/magna/magna/magna;

location / {
    include proxy_params;
    # proxy_pass;
    proxy_pass http://unix:/home/michael/magna/magna/magna.sock;


and /etc/sites-available/default looks like:

server {
listen 80 defaultserver;
listen [::]:80 default

    root /var/www/html;

    index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;

    server_name _;

    location / {
            try_files $uri $uri/ =404;


Any help would be appreciated!

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2 answers

Real issue maybe your sites-enabled not symlinked. Run this on terminal:

  • sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/*.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

Nginx uses two separate folders, only confs in sites-enabled run.

You only need one A and a CNAME record to make it work.

  • Keep only this A record: A directs to removing other A’s.
  • Add a CNAME named www pointing to @
  • nginx server_name;

I have issues pointing my droplet to cloudflare. Would be great if someone can help me!

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