I'm having an issue with the domain where I cannot get
So basically I feel like an idiot, but maybe my idiocy will serve someone else in the future. Here is the answer to those having the same issue.
When using DigitalOcean, on this page (Networking page, in case link dies):
Networking Make sure you do not have the www. in the domain. Remove the www. if it's there by adding another domain and it will work.
You may run into the reverse issue (where you now can't access the www. link) but it is far easier fixed and there's loads of discussion about it. Basically to fix this add a CNAME like