DO Ideas 2

Allow droplet name instead of IP in DNS records

  • MJ
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    This is already done for domain additions.

    Thanks

  • Cyril commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Hey Moisey,
    Any updates on this?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Hrm interesting suggestion will need to create a simple way to do that without adding more cluter, DNS is already becoming a large beast.

    But agreed.

  • Cyril commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    One small issue I ran into today: you should probably put that in place for adding records. I added an A record today and had to copy/paste the ip address from the previous page.

  • Cyril commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Looks great, thanks!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Completed and rolled out into production. =]

  • Cyril commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    I do have a warning though. The page should still display both the dropdown list of droplets AND a simple text field.
    The way your dns manager works could allow it to handle dns records for something other than a droplet, and this shouldn't be rendered impossible by a UI change. I believe supporting dns hosting for paying customers is a nice to have, and shouldn't be messed with.

  • MJ commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    The main idea behind my suggestion is the fact that the user knows the droplets only by their names, and probably not their IP addresses. They might decide to change the IP address of a droplet (maybe when they need to move a server's location). Then, if the DNS is made to follow a droplet name, the user would not need to change DNS records (although it still takes time for the configuration to get applied).

  • MJ commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Thanks for responding so quickly! Digital Ocean is great!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    =]

  • Cyril commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Thanks Moisey, your company rocks!

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Thats a great suggestion we'll get that implemented.

    Thanks!

  • Cyril commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    I believe it means something like a drop down list of your droplets instead of an "ip address" field.
    I agree that it would simplify things (no need to go back, copy the ip address, then paste)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:28

    Hi,

    I'm not quite sure I get your request can you clarify it please?

    Thanks