Pointing from Netlify to Digital Ocean app

I have a domain purchased through Netlify using default nameservers.

I’d like to point this domain to a site hosted using Digital Ocean app. I created the following CNAME record:

Name: www.customdomain.com
TTL: 3600 seconds
Value: digitaloceanappurl.app

I also deleted all other auto created records from Netlify so its just this on in DNS management. I’m not sure why it doesn’t work / what I am missing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Hi, are you still experiencing this issue. Propagation time for DNS record changes can take up to 48 hours.


Hi, yes I am. The DNS looks like it still hasn’t propagated and its been more than 48hr:

Do you know if Netlify supports CNAME flattening?


Hi, @marcusharding. It looks like the DNS record has propagated now when checking the URL you shared above.

About CNAME flattening, that is supported via the ALIAS type DNS record at Netlify.

If there are other questions, please let us know.