• Posted September 7, 2013

If I set the PTR of a droplet as, then do I need to add an A-record (IP of the droplet) for from my domain control panel? Or don’t I need anything more to do in this case?


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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

You don’t <em>have</em> to but it’s recommended that you do add an A record that matches the PTR record.

DigitalOcean doesn’t currently forward confirm PTR records, but yes, you will need a matching A record if you wish for it to work properly. ( is an awesome PTR to set up :) )