allow Floating IPs to point to load balancers
This would allow me to scale an app seamlessly in real time, instead of needing to carefully time it against DNS cache latency. After playing around with the new Load Balancers for a bit, It seems like an obvious extension. By the way, I'm really pleased with the feature. It seems very polished.
GEO DNS Service (visitor goes to the geographically closest droplet)
GEO DNS + Multiple droplets.. is more than AWESOME setup..!! I'd love to see this service soon in DO, where you can create several droplets in several data centers and point your DNS zones toward these droplet. Visitors from NY for example get served by NY Droplet(s), Visitors from AMS get served by AMS Droplet(s). This way, you can build your own CDN within few moments, and get your websites performance-extra-charged. Your Votes, comments ?!
Reserve IP Addresses / Make sure we can keep an IP if we recreate a droplet.
When destroying a droplet there's a 99% chance that you will get your IP back. If someone creates a droplet while destroying/creating a new one and steals your IP, it's a pain, even if the chances are <1%. This 1% is too much for some. An IP is an important number, your server might not be able to send emails if the last IP's user was sending spam through it. Software licenses are also tied to IP sometimes. When I want to rebuild a server (or resize: disk size) I want to make sure that I get my IP back. Please figure out a way so that we don't lose our IP (100% guaranteed) when we destroy/recreate a droplet.
Bulk operations for DNS records
I want to be able to apply a 'generic' DNS config to domains or copy configs from one domain to another.
Add automatic DNS CNAME flattening for root domain
Current situation: If I enter my root domain into the "hostname" field I'm only allowed to create entries such as A, AAAAA, MX etc. but not CNAME. Wanted situation: I can create a CNAME entry with my root domain and this will be flattened automatically, like Cloudflare does ( https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200169056-CNAME-Flattening-RFC-compliant-support-for-CNAME-at-the-root )
IP whitelist from TXT list URLs
It would be amazing to be able to specify URLs with TXT IP lists as IP whitelists for both Network firewalls, and database sources. Examples: https://www.cloudflare.com/ips-v4 and https://betteruptime.com/ips.txt
Cross-datacenter private networking
Private networking is currently limited to droplets running in the same datacenter. It would be great if it would be possible for the droplets to connect to the internal IP's in other datacenters too!
Digital Ocean Mail Server
Hey Guys, Great service!. I've just moved over from Web Faction to you and I am loving the service so far but I am missing one feature. A mail server. Web Faction ran a global mail server which all users could send and receive mail from. It was possible to add email addresses and mail boxes from the control panel and I think that this would be a great addition to DO. I wouldn't mind paying extra for it either. Would this be something that would be considered?