How do I set the PTR for a Floating IP?

October 20, 2015 7.5k views

How do I set the PTR record for a Floating IP?

31 Answers

Come on, this can't be hard. Reverse lookup of a floating IP is important.

Unfortunately PTR records are not currently supported for Floating IPs.

  • Do you know when PTR record for floating ips are supported?

  • This question has apparently become stale. Is there any roadmap or expected general release date for floating IPs PTRs?

  • I would like to second that question.

  • Really want to see this added... very important when we're talking about using a 1:1 mapping between a droplet and a domain! Please let us know when this is going to be available.

  • +1 please add this feature.

  • +1, this is very necessary.

  • +1, this is very important

  • +1 I have a feeling it will be more likely to be identified as a spammer with my mail server droplet which is behind a floating IP....

    • I'm worried about this also. What if I put real ip for my mail server? Would this help?

      • Only if said IP has a good reputation. That's why I'm so interested, if you have a floating IP with a good rep you can keep using it when switching/upgrading servers.

  • +1
    please add support for PRT records on floating IPs!

  • Any updates on this? I signed up for digitalocean specifically to set up a small mail server.

    I'm looking for alternatives, but I'd love to give you guys a chance.

    • You can set setup PTRs on the regular IP assigned only to the machine by changing the machine's hostname to what the PTR record should be. The only difference is this IP is associated with that VM forever whereas a floating IP can be re-assigned.

  • How about now? 18 months later is there a plan to support PTR records for Floating IPs?

  • Is adding PTR records for floating IP's on a roadmap to be done? Where do we add feature requests? Floating IP's are useless if they break security measures such as reverse lookups.

I too would like to see this, as others have said having a reverse lookup of the IP is important, especially when sending emails.


I'm running a couple of mail servers and I REALLY need this feature!

PTR Needed for floating IPs attached to a MX machine.

This is available from other cloud providers.

A bit of a problem for us that there isn't any way to do this with DO...


It seems Gmail is no longer accepting emails from a server without a valid PTR, which you cannot get with a floating ip at DigitalOcean, so you either have a PTR or have the failback options offered by the floating ip, but not both. What a shame.


digital ocean is not usable for my system without floating IPs, and floating IPs are not usable without PTR

Looks like this issue is open for a year and a half now, can anyone at Digital Ocean address it?

Where is Digital Ocean????
An ETA or a work around would be the least to do for something that is asked/needed so much.

+1 When will this be available? This is an issue.

When will this be addressed, if at all? It's been almost two years since the only official response here. Can we please at least get someone from DO to respond here with whether or not this is even in the pipeline for implementation sometime?

+1 Need PTR for Floating IPs too. all the major MX servers are rejecting our emails from all our domains on more often, due to PTR not matching with our floating ip.

+1 Trying to use this for flexibility but PTR is a must for public domains.

+111 - We stopped receiving email. Why - cause we were blacklisted as our floating IP / DNS record did not match sending servers IP. Floating IP useless!

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