What Are RP Records?

RP records are a type of DNS record that allows you to give contact information for the owner of the domain name.

When do I use a RP record?

The RP record gives the email address of the person responsible for the domain name and points to a text record for more information. Currently, this record can only be added in text mode.

Can I have an example of RP record?

If the email address of the responsible person is “admin@example.com” and “txt-name” is the name of the TXT record that contains additional information, you would add the following record:

@ IN RP admin.example.com. txt-name
txt-name IN TXT "a text message with details for humans"

If you do not want to add the text record you can use “.” in place of the name of the text record, like this:

@ IN RP admin.example.com. .