Adding PTR Record


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

Any suggestions?



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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:


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 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

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