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My hosting provider already did PTR setup. Now i have to setup it at my DNS holder i guess. What am i supposed to do at my Godaddy account. thank you.

my ip :

and you can check my ptr record from here


Ptr records for are: Server: Address:

Non-authoritative answer: name =

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To add a PTR record in the GoDaddy DNS Manager, you need to do the following:

  • In the Zone Field Editor go down to the TXT(text) Zone
    • Click Add SPF Record

A window will open with 4 tabs (Inbound, Outbound, The well hidden 'PTR' and Outsourced)

  • Go to the PTR tab
  • Check Include PTR and add your public IP
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You now have to use the classic dns manager to get the spf option. The new dns zone file editor doesn't work this way. –  Stu Sep 29 '14 at 22:15
The answer from Jan Mandel looks more accurate, while this answer looks wrong even though it is accepted. –  user1122069 Jan 24 at 5:31

Your hosting provider who owns the IP sets the PTR record for it. There is nothing to do in the DNS zone editor for your domain.

I have just done it. My hosting provider (digitalocean) automatically created PTR record when I named the host, it just needed to be the full name, ending with the domain. I added the IP in Godaddy's DNS editor. Now nslookup hostname and nslookup IP work just fine.

When I first called Godaddy support they tried to sell me "premium DNS". But unless they own the IP, they could not set the PTR record anyway.

(I know this is old thread but it does come up in google search)

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You need to setup an A record pointing to This can be done from the GoDaddy hosting control panel under DNS.

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ok i did that. lets see will it work :) and thanks for the answer –  MonsterMMORPG Jan 7 '11 at 10:58
@mrdenny it still says Non-authoritative answer: here how i setup A record –  MonsterMMORPG Jan 7 '11 at 11:36
That is correct. It will say non-authoritative answer unless the DNS server that you are querying is the authoritative server. –  mrdenny Jan 7 '11 at 12:18
Non-authoritative answer is completely normal. It means that you got a reply from a cache, and not directly from the Authorative server. –  pehrs Jan 7 '11 at 12:19
yes it appears that it is. When I do an nslookup for the IP address, I get back the correct domain name. –  mrdenny Jan 7 '11 at 13:17

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