Alright, well it's costing me $4/month for ionos to register the domain. I just don't think they have to do a whole lot for it. Do I shop my business elsewhere and try to talk them down to three bucks a month?
I was able to move forward and update the DNS nameserevrs to digitalocean.It can take up to 48 hours for the changes to take effect with the other provider or your own name server. Your IONOS DNS zone settings will then be deactivated.
What are DNS zone settings?