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How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

This guide will help you know how you can dns a domain name registered at GoDaddy to a Droplet at DigitalOcean. But first of all, you will need to have a domain name that registered at GoDaddy and a Droplet at DigitalOcean. How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

Step 1: Create a DigitalOcean Droplet

You will need to have a Digital Ocean account before create a Droplet, visit to DO registration page, enter your email address and password to sign up.

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?
Confirm your account by clicking the link in the welcome email, you will be redirecting to the Verification tab. At there, you select your preferred payment method and fill all your informations to required fields.

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

Don’t forget scrolling to bottom of that page and click to the link ‘Have a Promo Code?‘, paste a digitalocean promo code to receive some free credits, then click Save Card button.

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

Next, following all steps on this guide to create a new Droplet.

Step 2: Point GoDaddy Domain to DigitalOcean NameServers

After finished the step 1, you had a Droplet deployed. Now, we’ll continue with changing the nameservers of your domain. If you do not have a domain at GoDaddy, you can use these godaddy 99 cent coupons to get a new .COM domain at just $0.99/year.

Sign in to GoDaddy Account Management, choice the domain then click to DNS button.

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

Next screen, scroll to Nameservers section then click to Change button.

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

Next, select Custom then enter the following nameservers:

  • ns1.digitalocean.com
  • ns2.digitalocean.com
  • ns3.digitalocean.com
    Then click Save button to finish.

How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?

 

Note that after you add custom nameservers, it can take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Internet. Now that your domain has been pointed to DigitalOcean’s nameservers. Next step is how connect your domain to your Droplet in DO control panel.

Step 3: Configure your Domain in DO control panel

Back to DO control panel screen, within the Networking section, you fill in your godaddy domain name to the Add a domain section, then click to Add Domain button.
How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?
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Next screen, select A record. Then type “@” in the HOSTNAME field, type the IP address of your droplet (you has created in the step 1) to the WILL DIRECT TO field. then click the Create Record button to add the record.
How to point a GoDaddy Domain to a DigitalOcean Droplet?
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Finish up, take a while to the change effected. You can confirm by pinging to your domain. If you see your droplet ip address, You’re done !

That all in this guide, Hope can helps 🙂

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