Domains and DNS

To set up a domain name, you need to do two things. First, you need to purchase a domain name from a domain name registrar. Second, you need to set up DNS records for your domain by using a DNS hosting service.

DigitalOcean is not a domain name registrar, but does provide a DNS hosting service. When you manage your infrastructure on DigitalOcean, you may find it more convenient to manage your domains here as well. DigitalOcean’s DNS tools allow you to manage your Droplets, Load Balancers, and DNS in the same place. These resources are integrated into the interface so they can be located more easily. You can also manage non-DigitalOcean resources using DigitalOcean DNS.

  • DNS Overview
  • High-level information, like plans, pricing, availability, feature overviews, and known issues.

  • DNS Quickstart
  • Just the essentials to go from zero to working in a few minutes.

  • DNS How-Tos
  • How to accomplish specific tasks in detail, like creation/deletion, configuration, and management.

  • DNS Resources
  • Native and third-party tools, performance tips, troubleshooting, and answers to frequently asked questions.