The RP record specifies the mailbox of the person, responsible for the hostname. It is a type of DNS (Domain Name System) resource record, where the short RP stands for Responsible Person. It is mainly used for administrative purposes and helps in specifying the contact information of the individual or organization in charge of managing the domain's DNS.
The RP record has the following look in your ClouDNS Control Panel:
The RP (Responsible Person) record is used primarily for administrative purposes and helps in identifying the person or organization responsible for managing a particular domain. Here are some reasons why an RP record may be useful:
Go to your Control Panel and click on “Add new record”. Type, as follow:
TTL: 1 Hour
Points to: email@example.com
TXT Record: It have to points to a hostname with TXT record
You can manually check the RP record for a domain name by using one of the following commands:
If you are a Windows user, you can open the Command Prompt and check your RP record via Nslookup. Here is an example:
$ nslookup -q=RP domain.net
If you are a Linux/macOS user, you can open the Terminal and check your RP record via DIG. Here is an illustration:
$ dig domain.net RP
In case you prefer using an online tool, you can check your RP record with ClouDNS Free DNS tool.
Question: Is the RP record mandatory for a domain?
Answer: No, the RP record is not mandatory. It is optional, and its usage depends on the specific needs and preferences of the domain owner.
Question: Can the RP record be used to verify domain ownership?
Answer: The RP record is not intended for domain ownership verification. It primarily serves as a means of contact for administrative purposes.
Question: Does the RP record affect email delivery or mail server configuration?
Answer: No, the RP record does not directly impact email delivery or mail server configuration. It primarily serves as a contact information reference and does not affect the technical aspects of email handling.