What are domain name pointers and can they be used?

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  1. callumacrae

    callumacrae not alex mac Community Support

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    I couldn't think of a better place to put this, but it's regarding a VPS I will probably buy soon.

    What are domain name pointers? All I've found so far is that mine is something like 88-108-26-***.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at the moment, and they're used as hostmask in IRC.

    Can they be set on VPS' from x10hosting? I asked in a few places on the internet, they said it was out of my control and it was probably the ISPs thing.

    Anyone know anything about this? :D

    ~Callum
     
  2. callumacrae

    callumacrae not alex mac Community Support

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    I've been googling:

    They're usually known as PTR records, and can only be set by the ISP. I'm assuming that this means it cannot be done on x10hosting then?

    ~Callum
     
  3. Skizzerz

    Skizzerz Contributors Staff Member Contributors

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    x10 can set PTR records for your VPS IPs if you open a support ticket in the client panel (for those that don't know, PTR records are also known as "reverse-DNS")
     
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  4. masshuu

    masshuu Head of the Geese Community Support Enemy of the State

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    If you set a rdns record, then thats probably what the irc servers going to use for your vhost
     
  5. callumacrae

    callumacrae not alex mac Community Support

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    Nah, IRC uses the PTR record :)

    Thanks for your help :D

    ~Callum
     

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