Where do I update rDNS for my IP?
rDNS will need to be updated at the authoritative nameservers for the IP range in questions. Typically this will be the hosting provider or internet service provider. Using the dig command is one way to find out where the rDNS for your IP is being served from. Below is an example command to check this. From this output, we can see that the rDNS for the 126.96.36.199/24 IP range is hosted at the Google nameservers, specifically at IPs 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168.
root@server [~] # dig +nssearch 193.58.216.in-addr.arpa
SOA ns1.google.com. dns-admin.google.com. 327928838 900 900 1800 60 from server 22.214.171.124 in 27 ms.
SOA ns1.google.com. dns-admin.google.com. 327978237 900 900 1800 60 from server 126.96.36.199 in 28 ms.
SOA ns1.google.com. dns-admin.google.com. 327978237 900 900 1800 60 from server 188.8.131.52 in 29 ms.
SOA ns1.google.com. dns-admin.google.com. 327978237 900 900 1800 60 from server 184.108.40.206 in 29 ms.
To look up the authoritative source of rDNS for IP 220.127.116.11, you would use the following command. Note that the octets of the IP are reversed, and the 4th octet is not used.
dig +nssearch 3.2.1.in-addr.arpa
If you own your own block of IPs and want to use your WHM/cPanel server as the authoritative source of rDNS for your IPs, we have the following guide to get you started.
Please see "How to setup PTR (rDNS) records on your cPanel & WHM server" for instructions for specific providers.