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How to setup a United Domains Domain with a Digital Ocean Droplet

Since I ran into this problem several times, I’m writing it down so I and others don’t waste valubale time again.

When hooking up your virtual server or droplet as they are called at Digital Ocean their manual suggests you first setup Digital Ocean’s domain name servers (DNS) at your domain host and then add an A record within the Digital Ocean console.

For United Domains that leads to errors like:

Der angegebene Nameserver antwortet nicht autoritativ für Ihre Domain.


Given nameserver does not answer authoritatively for your domain.


You must first add the A record in your Digital Ocean’s console so United Domain’s verification process knows that there is a server who can handle requests to your domain.