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.

Features

DigitalOcean currently supports A, AAAA, CAA, CNAME, MX, NS, TXT, and SRV records.

The DigitalOcean name servers are:

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

Limits

  • By default, you can add up to 50 domains. You can raise the 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.

  • All DNS records require a minimum TTL value of 30 seconds.

  • DigitalOcean DNS does not support the following features from the CAA standard:

    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.
  • Creating records other than A records prevents wildcard A record DNS resolution. However, you can create explicit A records for subdomains.

  • DigitalOcean DNS does not support tags.

  • DigitalOcean’s terms of service prohibit adding country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) from OFAC-sanctioned countries. For more information, including a list of countries, see the Lawful Use of the Network section in our terms of service.