Question

Whois on IRC returns IP instead of domain

Posted October 16, 2015 3.2k views
DNS

Hello!

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

On that nameservers host i have setup a A-record to my IPadress, irc.EXAMPLE.se

I can connect fine with ssh root@irc.EXAMPLE.se

But when I use irssi and such, and people /whois me, they get root@12.12.12.12 instead of root@irc.EXAMPLE.se

How can I fix this? (12.12.12.12 is obviously not my ip…)

thank you

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2 answers

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

i have bought domain from namecheap.com 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 vc-mp.co.uk but whois on irc returns ip not domain. Help would be appreciated.

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