PTR Record in forward zone.


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I am looking to add a PTR Record in a forward zone as specified in RFC6763 for an application making use of DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD).

Is this possible with ZoneEdit? So far I'm not having any luck finding a way to do this.

Chris Cherry

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Hello DADZone,

The Zoneedit control panel/interface is not developed to allow forward PTR records. However, since BIND allows this record, there is a workaround which requires you to manually edit your zone file, then import it back in. The downfall of this, is you won't see those records in your DNS Settings page and can only change them by doing the export/edit/import again.

Load (manage) the domain in question in your Zoneedit account and click the Tools Tab.

Click the Bind Format link

Copy all contents in the yellow box and paste it into a TXT editor.

Add the PTR entries anywhere after the nameservers.


_sub-domain._tcp IN PTR (make sure that trailing period is there in the target hostname)

Once you have all the records added in, save the file and go back to the Tools tab and click the "Import" link. You should be good from there.

Once the zone is imported, you should be able to query something such as:

dig ptr

and have it respond with the target hostname.

Hopefully, that helps.
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