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Can You Recommend a Good Free Dynamic DNS?
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Can You Recommend a Good Free Dynamic DNS?

emgemg Member
edited September 2013 in General

For years I used dyn.com to track my home network IP address, so I could connect remotely into the family computers while traveling on business. Dyn.com gave me an [xyz].dyndns.org name. I have a small old Mac mini server at home (PowerPC, Mac OS 10.5.x Leopard) that sends periodic updates to Dyn.com, containing the correct dynamic (DHCP) IP address assigned to our home network by the ISP.

The problem is that Dyn.com got more and more restrictive regarding their free service, even though I have only one domain with them. Now they expect me to login once a month to authenticate, or they will drop the free service. Obviously they are pushing for me to switch to their paid service.

Can someone here recommend a good, free, reliable dynamic DNS service for one domain? Their IP updater must run on an old Mac (PowerPC, 10.5.x) server.

Comments

  • skaska Member
    edited September 2013

    If you have a Dlink-router or -modem that includes the free use of dlinkddns.com.

  • CasiusCasius Member
    edited September 2013
  • One of the best services I have been using for 2 years now: http://www.noip.com/
    Personal use is free and always will be, no greedy DynDNS running this service.
    They also have a fun commercial you can watch on their page.

    Thanked by 1Abdussamad
  • @Tor said:
    One of the best services I have been using for 2 years now: http://www.noip.com/
    Personal use is free and always will be, no greedy DynDNS running this service.
    They also have a fun commercial you can watch on their page.

    +1

  • NameCheap (if you own a domain) / NoIP may be as well.

  • @Tor said:
    One of the best services I have been using for 2 years now: http://www.noip.com/
    Personal use is free and always will be, no greedy DynDNS running this service.
    They also have a fun commercial you can watch on their page.

    I use no-ip and I get my domain revoked every 30 days?

    Why Enhanced DNS?
    Less restrictions, more hostnames, no need to confirm your account every 30 days
    $14.95/year
    http://www.noip.com/personal/

    Doesnt seem much better than dyndns?

    @juan_144 said:
    NameCheap (if you own a domain) / NoIP may be as well.

    May have a look at NameCheaps offerings for dynamic IP's. Im curious now!

  • I grabbed a free .ml domain name and use cloud flare as my DNS the server does a CURL to cloud flare every hour to update the ml IP.

    Thanked by 1Abdussamad
  • Bummer. I just signed up for No-IP, installed their client, and then saw wych's post where he pointed out the 30 day confirmation requirement. It was the 30 day confirmation requirement that drove me away from DynDNS after more than a decade of using their service. That sucks. I'll try something else, maybe "afraid.org".

    I found this website, which is less helpful that you would think at first:
    http://dnslookup.me/dynamic-dns/

  • dns.he.net offers free dynamic dns, if you're using them for an IPv6 tunnel as well you can update both with one cURL command.

  • TorTor Member
    edited September 2013

    I use no-ip and I get my domain revoked every 30 days?

    Let me get it straight, why would you need a dynamic IP address to domain if it does not change every 60 days? It defeats the purpose of it; I haven't gotten it one time because it's dynamic...

  • @EkaatyLinux said:
    http://freedns.afraid.org/ is the best solution :)

    I like afraid.org too

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