Question

Adding PTR Record

Posted April 17, 2019 3.9k views
UbuntuDNS

Hello,

I need to add a PTR record. Reading through previous posts, the suggestion seems to be to change droplets name to FQDN (domain.com, for example). I did change the name of the droplet a few hours ago - the issues still persist.

Any suggestions?

Cheers!

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4 answers

Greetings!

Great question. I checked for you and I was able to confirm that your droplet IP does have a correct PTR set based on the rename that you did. You’re probably just seeing some stubborn cache from ISP DNS servers or something, making it take a bit too long for you to see the result.

You can run the IP here to see the same results that I did: https://mxtoolbox.com/ReverseLookup.aspx

Jarland

Hello, all

DigitalOcean will automatically create PTR records for your Droplets based on the names you give your Droplets in your DigitalOcean control panel.

The name of your Droplet must be a valid FQDN (Fully qualified domain name), so using example.com as the Droplet name will create a PTR record, but ubuntu-s-4vcpu-8gb-fra1-01 or my-droplet will not.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex