DNS Resources

Adding a domain you own to your DigitalOcean account lets you manage the domain’s DNS records with the control panel and API. Domains you manage on DigitalOcean also integrate with DigitalOcean Load Balancers and Spaces to streamline automatic SSL certificate management.

Additional Tools for Domains

The DigitalOcean API

The DigitalOcean API lets you manage DigitalOcean resources programmatically using conventional HTTP requests. All the functionality available in the DigitalOcean Control Panel is also available through the API.

See the API documentation on domain records for more information.

The DigitalOcean Command Line Client, doctl

doctl is a command-line interface for the DigitalOcean API and supports many of the same actions.

See the doctl documentation on working with domains for more information.

More Information

DigitalOcean Tools

  • Use the DNS Lookup browser-based tool to view the records associated with a domain name.

  • Use the SPF Explainer tool to view and evaluate the SPF records associated with a domain name or evaluate an IP address for mail sending.

Additional Tools

Retrieve DNS information from the command line and validate record changes for hostnames without having to account for propagation times.

DigitalOcean Community Tutorials

Conceptual overviews:

Step-by-step tutorials: