Why isn't my Google Domains subdomain connecting to my droplet?

Posted February 15, 2020 2.3k views

I’ve added the following in Google Domains (Registered Hosts section):

and set up the appropriate nginx gubbins on my droplet.

But type that subdomain into a browser and it certainly doesn’t reach my Nginx access log.

Is there something else I need to do? Anything to do with the nameservers possibly? I can’t figure out what else I can do really on Google Domain’s helpfully minimal interface.

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Hi @mtheodoremarcus,

Firstly, let’s assume everything has been set correctly, DNS propagation can take up to 24 hours. This might be related to problem, so the first case might just be waiting.

Let’s continue in case this isn’t the problem. Please make sure you are using Google’s NameServers and your DNS is actually managed from there.

Lastly, you can check your domain and if it’s actually pointing to your droplet by going to this website Check DNS