Reverse DNS

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Reverse DNS

Last updated November 15th, 2017

Reverse DNS is the determination of a domain name that is associated with a given IP address using the Domain Name Service (DNS). Reverse DNS uses PTR records (Pointer Records) and is the inverse of forward DNS which is used to translate hostnames to IP addresses using A & AAAA records (Address Records).

Steps to configure reverse DNS

Follow these steps to configure Reverse DNS:

  1. Select the 'Reverse DNS' button (see Figure 1)

  2. Select the IP address you wish to configure reverse DNS for.

  3. Set the reverse DNS entry as required. (eg. example.co.nz or 123.example.co.nz)

  4. Click the 'Save Changes' button.


Figure 1

DNS Zone


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