Whois on IRC returns IP instead of domain

  • Posted October 16, 2015
  • DNS


I have a domain pointing towards a nameserver outside Digial Ocean.

On that nameservers host i have setup a A-record to my IPadress,

I can connect fine with ssh

But when I use irssi and such, and people /whois me, they get root@ instead of

How can I fix this? ( is obviously not my ip…)

thank you


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i have bought domain from and at namecheap panel -> domain settings i have put my DO vps’s ip address as A Record, ip has been pointed to domain as but whois on irc returns ip not domain. Help would be appreciated.

I figured it out, just name the droplet to the correct hostname in the DO settings and they fix the PTR record!