In order to be seen as a DNS name instead of IP address (if the system logging your connection is doing reverse lookups) you need a Pointer record
PTR that maps your IP to a hostname (also called reverse DNS).
It depends on your ISP and your internet connection contract whether you are allowed to request for
PTR record changes for your public IP, as the
PTR records are managed by the registered owner of the IP block. You can do a lookup on ARIN WHOIS IP Address Database to see the actual owner.
If your ISP allows you to request for a custom reverse name (instead of their own or blank), you also need corresponding
A record in the DNS of your domain, i.e.
example.com. 8850 IN A 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa. 3600 IN PTR example.com.
A mapped is probably not necessary unless you are maintaining an own mail (SMTP) server: the only reasonable requirement for working reverse DNS is that reverse DNS should match SMTP banner (the name that your SMTP server uses for introducing itself):
Some receiving mail servers may use this as an indication of a
possible spam source in a scoring system. Most will not reject
incoming mail solely on this basis. We recommend that you contact
your ISP and ask them to setup a reverse record (PTR) that matches the
hostname of your mail server.
Even in this case a suitable workaround is to change the SMTP banner to match the reverse DNS: you always have control on your SMTP banner even when you can't control the
The logs on remote server are not good for advertisement as only technical persons ever sees them. Conversely, having your company domain pointing at your on-premises instead of a public server and exhibiting that this is the public IP of your office may lure some denial of service attempts. Therefore most organizations would want to avoid having custom