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use dnsimple nameservers

Hi, my domain is resolving with DNSimple’s name servers, and all of my NS records point to the four ns<1-4>.dnsimple.com. name servers, and I have an A record that directs to my website’s Digital Ocean IP, but this doesn’t appear to be enough. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Thanks for the quick response @mnordhoff!

DNS Records on Digital Ocean: http://imgur.com/t43b7d3 Dnsimple name servers: http://imgur.com/v7MQdau

It sounds like enough. Could you provide more information, like your domain, IP address, hostname, and DNSimple configuration?


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Hi @digitalvapor

If you check your domain, it’s NS-records are set to nsX.dnsimple.com. That means you need to mange your regular records (A, CNAME, MX, TXT, …) on DNSimple - not on DigitalOcean.

You can remove all the records in DigitalOcean, so you don’t make a mistake at one time.

If you want to use DigitalOcean as the DNS provider, then you need to change the Name Servers to ns1.digitalocean.com and ns2.digitalocean.com - you do this at your domain registrar (which looks like it’s www.enom.com )

A whois nebulousdog.com shows that the name server settings have refreshed.

Name Server: NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM
Name Server: NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM

Awesome, thanks @mnordhoff and @hansen! I changed the NS records in both DNSimple and Digital Ocean’s DNS Record sections to say ns<1-3>.digitalocean.com. All settings are same otherwise. What else should I check?

Your domain is set at the registrar to use DNSimple’s DNS servers. So you need to use DNSimple’s control panel to set your DNS records.

https://support.dnsimple.com/articles/record-editor/

If you want to switch to DigitalOcean’s DNS service, you can do that, but until then, DNS records set in DigitalOcean’s control panel won’t do anything.

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