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To get this type of DNS record updated, it is imperative that you let your Windstream sales person know which static IP will be used and the server name you want it to point to.
The Reverse DNS (PTR) record needs to match the name of your server.
In the DNS section it states: To update your PTR record please update your Droplet's hostname through the control panel I don't see any place to change the hostname of my droplet. Obviously I wouldn't do that but I need to know if the name needs to match an existing domain that's pointing to the droplet?
So if I wanted to, could I rename my droplet, let's say "google.com" and that would work?
Reverse DNS is IP address to domain name mapping - the opposite of forward (normal) DNS which maps domain names to IP addresses.
Reverse DNS is maintained in a separate set of data from forward DNS.
Use the following procedures to successfully setup a reverse DNS zone for your IP address block type.If you host multiple domains on one e-mail server, just setup a single reverse DNS record to point to whichever domain name you consider primary.(e-mail servers checking for reverse DNS know that it is normal to host many domains on a single IP address and it would be impossible to list all those domains in reverse DNS for the IP).For example, the reverse DNS entry for IP "126.96.36.199" would be stored as a PTR-record for "188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa". X, your ISP can delegate DNS authority for the "3.2.1.in-addr.arpa" domain name to your DNS server.Your DNS servers should in this case have a zone called "3.2.1.in-addr.arpa" containing PTR-records for all active IP addresses in the class C network (184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11).
(Please note: Many ISPs will not do this sub-delegation if you only have one or a few IP addresses.