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    Default Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    I'm guessing there are quite a few of you here that use Dyn's free dynamic DNS services.

    Well - as of four weeks time it will be no more and they will be offering only paid subscriptions.

    A lot of router manufacturers baked in support for dyndns.org but I don't think they ever paid a penny for doing so, and now Dyn are monetising the service. It's not an expensive service, and to be honest for what they offer I'll still be signing up as I don't have a static IP with BT Infinity (otherwise I'd already host my own!)

    This move will probably also wipe out quite a few botnets (although for less than £50 for five years they'll probably just pay!)

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    For the last 15 years, all of us at Dyn have taken pride in offering a free version of our Dynamic DNS Pro product. What was originally a product built for a small group of users has blossomed into an exciting technology used around the world.
    That is why with mixed emotions we announced the end of that free hostname program today, officially turning down on May 7th.
    Of course, the big question when these things happens is, “[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    - We have an obligation to have the cleanest DNS network possible. There is a danger to a free infrastructure and over the years, we have seen mixed results from our freemium model. We have seen an increase in abuse and a portion of users violating our trust, so we felt closing this down was the most responsible action we could take to our paying customers. This is something we have [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
    - This change in the business will allow us to invest in our customer support teams so that we can continue to strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience. For us, it’s simple: we need to support those that are supporting us. Our plan is to invest millions of dollars into our platform and to the support of those using it. In order for everyone to get the most out of that investment, this move had to be made.
    - Our early donors will be unaffected by this change. We promised that group free services for life as a thanks for their financial commitment, and we will always stand by that promise.
    Our free users have been an important part of our early success and for that, we are all extremely grateful. We have offered a discounted rate for those free customers to help ease the transition and experience the differences, which will be significant.
    With the end of this era comes the beginning of a new one, and we’re excited to see what’s next in the ever-changing world of the Internet.

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    I use no-IP.com, I'm sure it's under $15 a year and I get 25 or more addresses inc. their premium ones. Problem is some older kit only accepts dyndns, I expect some calls when dyndns terminates the accounts.


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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Free service:
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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Used and paid for DynDNS Pro for many years now, just hope they don't hike the prices up.
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
    Free service using your own domain.

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Can you use multiple domain names pointing to same host?
    We all make mistakes sometimes

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    Can you use multiple domain names pointing to same host?
    I think you can, but why not just point all the domain names you own, to the one domain that's Dynamic?

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Just done that very thing

    Trying to make an edit now, the UI not the greatest but free is free.

    *EDIT*

    So I used the wizard, it has pointed one of my Domain names to my server which resolves as the 'real name' - Good.
    However it is a one time only change apparently. You have no record of it in the dashboard.. odd?

    *EDIT EDIT*

    Somehow found the control panel now.. Hmm..


    *EDIT EDIT EDIT*

    For now it is doing what I need it for. Thanks.
    Last edited by Goldberg; 8th April 2014 at 12:38 PM.
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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    oh this sucks lol

    thanks for heads up

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    I thought for the most part these days it was cheaper & less hassle to get a static I.P from your ISP....
    e.g. Plusnet who I use charge a one off £5 to switch from Dynamic to Static I.P

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Static IPs aren't available on consumer BT Infinity mate - only business lines unfortunately :/

    £5.50 per month on business contracts for 1 or 5 static addresses.

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    25% off UPGRADE2VIP

    works

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    UPGRADEME also works too mate

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Quote Originally Posted by reverend View Post
    Static IPs aren't available on consumer BT Infinity mate - only business lines unfortunately :/

    £5.50 per month on business contracts for 1 or 5 static addresses.
    Not from BT directly but they are from many IPS.... I am on BT Infinity 2 basically VIA plusnet 80/20.
    Static IP no problem

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    Can you use multiple domain names pointing to same host?
    I normally use one dynamic A record with multiple CNAME's as required pointing to the A record.

    Since dyndns started hiding the options for free domains, I moved to afraid.org. Nice and free, although I haven't seen this supported by any "normal/boring" routers, only seems to be supported by dd-wrt, pfsense and the like. (These is also a windows app that can be used).

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    I've just had to switch to the free version of No-IP. Luckily the BT Infinity router supports it.

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    Well my record finally went tonight - I haven't got time to dick about so just subscribed for a year - bet they've had a few do the same tonight!

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    Default Re: Dyn ending free dynamic DNS services

    I realise I'm a bit late to this party but I use DtDNS. It's free for up to five hostnames and is supported natively by my BT Inifinity router (HH3):

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