What are RP (Responsible Person) Records?
RP Records are referred to as “responsible person” records defined by RFC 1183. RP records include information about the mailbox name for the responsible person(s) for the domain. This mailbox name is then mapped to a TXT record within the same zone subsequently queried to retrieve additional information if available.
A RECORD FIELDS
|A) Name||The host name for which the RP record is defined.|
|B) TTL||The TTL (Time to Live) in seconds is the length of time the record will cache in resolving name servers and web browsers. The longer the TTL, then remote systems will lookup the DNS record less frequently. Your nameservers will also receive less query traffic since most queries are answered by resolving name servers. Conversely, the shorter the TTL the faster any changes you make to your DNS will propagate in servers that have cached data. However, your domain will receive more query traffic.
Records that are static and don’t change often should have TTL’s set between 1800 (being on the low end) to 86400 seconds (30 minutes to 1 day cache).
Records configured with Failover or that change often should have TTL’s set anywhere from 180 to 600 (3 to 10 minutes cache).
If a change is needed for a record with a high TTL, then the TTL can be lowered prior to making the change and then raised back up again after the changes were made.
|C) Mailbox||A mailbox for the responsible person for the domain. The root domain name (just “.”) may be specified for Mailbox Name to indicate that no mailbox is available.|
|D) Txt||The host name for a TXT resource record that exists within the same domain with additional information. The root domain name (just “.”) may be specified for Text Record Name to indicate that the TXT_DNAME is absent, and no associated TXT record exists.|
|E) Notes||Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later.|
|F) Save||Save your record changes and don’t forget to commit your changes after you’re done making record changes for this domain!|
Video Tutorial: How to Add, Edit, and Delete Records
ADD AN RP RECORD
4. In this screen, you will add the record information. Follow the steps below:
A) Name: Enter an identifiable name for your record.
B) TTL: Edit the TTL. Time to Live is measured in seconds and is the amount of time the record will cache in resolving name servers and web browsers.
C) Mailbox: A mailbox for the responsible person for the domain.
D) Txt: The host name for a TXT resource record that exists within the same domain with additional information.
E) Note: Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later.
F) Save and Close: Save your changes. Don’t forget to commit your changes.
Please note, the other Record Type options are covered in different tutorials. The Record Type will be left at Standard for this tutorial. Information on the NX Domain feature can be found in the Disabling a Record tutorial.
EDIT AN RP RECORD
3. Under the RP Records section, select a record by clicking the check mark next to it, then click the icon to edit a record.
Please note, you can not edit a record that has not been committed following its creation.
DELETE AN RP RECORD
3. Under the RP Records section select a record by clicking the check mark next to it, click the icon to delete a record.
Please note, you can not delete a record that has not been committed following its creation.
4. The record will now show as strike through text, and is now in the queue of changes to be committed.