what does "PTR record" mean? Does it has any relation with rDNS?

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Hello guys
what does "PTR record" mean? Does it has any relation with rDNS?
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PTR is a pointer record, which is the opposite of, for example, an A record. PTR record resolves an IP address to a domain name (A records do the opposite). PTR records are normally used for reverse DNS.
 

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PTR record means the reverse of "A" record and it resolved IP to domain record. It's much needed for a server to better deliver of emails at target servers.
 

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The Opposite of the "A" record which provides the IP address associated with a domain name is exactly the PTR record ( DNS pointer record).
The relation between the PTR record and rDNS is that the DNS PTR records are used in reverse DNS lookups.
A reverse DNS lookup is used when a query starts with the IP address and looks up the domain name.
 

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As most have already your question, makes no sense to explain. But PTR is for Reverse DNS lookup.
 
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