DNS Overview

Plans and Pricing

DNS management is available at no additional cost.

Regional Availability

DNS management is available for DigitalOcean resources in all regions as well as non-DigitalOcean resources.


  • API support. See the Domain Records section of DigitalOcean’s APIv2 documentation.

  • DNS record support: DigitalOcean currently supports A, AAAA, CAA, CNAME, MX, NS, TXT, and SRV records.

  • DigitalOcean name servers:

    • ns1.digitalocean.com
    • ns2.digitalocean.com
    • ns3.digitalocean.com


  • By default, you can add up to 50 domains. You can raise limit by opening a support ticket and explaining why you need the increase.

  • DigitalOcean does not currently provide domain registration services. To use DigitalOcean DNS, you need to register a domain name with a registrar and update your domain’s NS records to point to DigitalOcean’s name servers.

  • The CAA standard supports:

    1. Blocking anyone from issuing certificates by sending a semicolon (;) in the value.
    2. Allowing name-value tags after the CA name, for example: letsencrypt.org; abc=cde.

DigitalOcean DNS does not currently support these.

  • DigitalOcean DNS does not currently support tags.