didn't notice anything missing but you should probably change the record for mail.domain.com from CNAME to an A
record. It'll probably work most of the time the way you have it, but MX records aren't really supposed to point to CNAMES, which your MX does the way you have it.
Does a site hosted on an Ensim box differ from one hosted on a Plesk box?
The control panel used shouldn't have much effect on the dns records, unless the control panel needs a specific record to work, like...
cpanel.domain.com. IN A 111.222.333.445
I noticed domains on a Plesk box have the following PTR record:
000.111.222.333/24 PTR domain. com.
What's the "/24" for?
the /24 is the "netmask" portion of the ip address block, in this case defining 255 addresses. (000.111.222.(0-255))
Do sites hosted on Ensim or CPanel need this too?
domain.com. NS ns1.registrardns.com.
domain.com. NS ns2.registrardns.com.
domain.com. A 22.214.171.124
*.domain.com. A 126.96.36.199
domain.com. MX 10 domain.com.
That should take care of everything. You don't need the PTR record unless your provider has delegated reverse DNS authority to you, which most providers won't do, and for the few that do, you'd have to ask for it anyway, so don't worry about it. The PTR record "points" IP addresses to domain names, while A records point domain names to IP addresses.
Originally posted by ToastyX
You don't need the PTR record unless your provider has delegated reverse DNS authority to you...The PTR record "points" IP addresses to domain names, while A records point domain names to IP addresses.
What is the advantage of having PTR/reverse DNS authority as a customer? When do we need it?