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Reverse DNS gone on IP change
Question asked by John F Kelly - November 26, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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I had to change my IP and thought I got everything right. However, I now don't have a reverse DNS. What am I doing wrong? I only change things every 5 years or so. I'm attaching some screenshots. I feel sure it's some dumb thing I overlooked.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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JH Software Replied
January 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM
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Unless you have a larger IP address range, reverse DNS is typically hosted by whoever you are getting your IP address from - like your ISP.
So simply contact them an tell them what host name you want reverse DNS for your IP address to point to.
Note that reverse DNS is not served from the same DNS zone as your domain name - but from the zone called "x.x.x.in-addr.arpa" - where x.x.x is the first 3 segments of your IP address in reverse order...
 
It is possible to host reverse DNS on your own DNS server (typically only if you have a larger range of addresses) - see http://support.simpledns.com/kb/a100/how-do-i-get-reverse-dns-my-ip-addresses-delegated.aspx
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John F Kelly Replied
January 7, 2015 at 12:18 PM
Thanks for the reply. That was, in fact the case. Problem SOLVED.

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