Using Launchrock with DigitalOcean

  • Posted October 1, 2013


I have a website which had LaunchRock landing page. My domain is registered with GoDaddy and in order for me to re-direct my domain to the launchrock page I had to add a CNAME record in my GoDaddy account.

Having just signed up with DigitalOcean (Droplet: 512 MB RoR on Ubuntu) I’m trying to setup my host name following instructions ( I changed my nameservers to and Ever since I did that my site has gone down and I cannot even ping it.

What should I do?


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If you are going to be using DigitalOcean’s nameservers, then you should <b>not</b> be creating DNS records on GoDaddy. Instead, you need to utilize DigitalOcean’s <a href=“”>DNS Manager</a>. <br> <br>If you want to use GoDaddy’s DNS Control Panel, then you can <b>not</b> use DigitalOcean’s nameservers. Instead, you should use GoDaddy’s nameservers

UPDATE: My domain now leads to the Welcome to RoR page (Which is the default page for the RoR server). On GoDaddy, I added a CNAME record for LaunchRock:
<br>signup (host name) (Points To)