Posted September 7, 2013 5.6k views
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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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 :) )
You don't have to but it's recommended that you do add an A record that matches the PTR record.

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!