DO Ideas 2

DNS subdomain delegation to a different team account/project

Following use case:
1. we have an production environment running an API at, only some devops have access and is defined in teamproject1
2. we have a staging environment in teamproject2 with more devops having access rights and the domain ist
3. we manage both environments with terraform and ansible including domains.
4. we need a subdomain delegation for * from teamproject1 to teamproject2

What could be done? Allow Subdomain delegation:

1. create NS Records with in teamproject1 for
2. create rewquired ressource records in teamproject2 (A, MX , SRV, .....)

Result at this moment:
"This is the error "Data domain or a subdomain is already owned by another user."

  • Marco Stipek
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Nolan Reisbeck commented
    September 11, 2018 16:06

    I definitely ran into this last night using nearly exactly the same use case.

    To reiterate, I would like to retain control over the domain ( in the top account and delegate control over to the Team-1 space so that they can create any subdomains under

    Similarly, a having and setting up a record for would allow them to create any records in the zone under the record level that is assigned to that team space.


  • MaXwell Falstein commented
    September 11, 2018 16:06

    This would be a great feature - I think the DNS functionality needs to be split away from the droplet for paying customers.
    I would happy click an option to spin up a dedicated droplet to run as the master DNS module to be able to have all of my teams be able to access the DNS droplet rather than tie it to a droplet.