Where are my droplet domain dns records stored

Posted March 13, 2020 325 views
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I only have one droplet and have several domains. DNS propagation is taking what seems forever, even for domains that I added and have been running for weeks. A client came to me that his email was not working. I issued a sudo systemd-resolve –flush-caches but don’t think that did anything because I wonder if the dns records are even stored on my droplet, but instead somewhere else in the water of digitalocean.

I am not using the BIND nameserver, so do not have /etc/bind/ , which makes me wonder if when using the Networking area of my droplet if I am saving records somewhere else and if there is anyway I can check them for errors.

Thank you!

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Hi @richieboo,

The DNS records are stored accordingly to your Nameservers. Having the Nameservers set to


Doesn’t mean your DNS is stored on your droplet. The DNS is stored on DigitalOcean’s platform which you can actually edit from your Control Panel. DigitalOcean have pretty good documentation about that here -

It’s possible you have your NS(Nameservers) configured elsewhere thus your DNS being controlled from that place and not your account with DigitalOcean at all.