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> I'd prefer to leave the trailing dots. It's the technically correct thing to do.

It depends what we're talking about. Hostnames (in the general sense)
don't carry a trailing dot except in DNS queries. So I'd argue the
trailing dot is more part of the DNS protocol than of the hostname
itself.

As for what the "host" command does, it doesn't add any trailing dots
here:

$ host 127.0.0.1
1.0.0.127.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer XXX.
$ host ::1
1.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa domain name pointer XXX.

(this is bind9-host from Ubuntu)

The Wikipedia page doesn't use trailing dots:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_DNS_lookup

Neither do the examples from the RIPE itself:
http://www.ripe.net/data-tools/dns/reverse-dns/how-to-set-up-reverse-delegation
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