use dnsimple nameservers

May 14, 2017 807 views
DNS Ubuntu 16.04

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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hansen May 14, 2017
Accepted Answer

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 )

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.

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?

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
  • And now dig nebulousdog.com A returns:

    nebulousdog.com.    3599    IN  A   138.68.243.47
    
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