[clug] Running my own dynamic DNS?

David Schoen dave at lyte.id.au
Thu Feb 27 03:54:23 MST 2014

When I still had internet at home (I actually don't at the moment) - I
was just pointing home.<mydomain> at my *single* free DynDns as a
CNAME and then the wildcard *.home.<mydomain> as a CNAME against

You could almost certainly do the same with noip or anything else.

If you do it this way, you can sit with whichever free provider feels
like giving you DNS at the moment, only consuming one entry (no
wildcard domains) and then if they drop support for you, you've only
got one entry to change when you figure out where you're moving (be it
self hosted, static IP, new dynamic dns provider or something else...)


On 26 February 2014 11:05, Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26 February 2014 09:57, Ian Munsie <darkstarsword at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FWIW I recently registered darkstarsword.net through namecheap and
>> discovered that if you use their nameservers they also offer a dynamic
>> DNS service that is supported by ddclient (protocol=namecheap in
>> /etc/ddclient.conf). If you run /usr/sbin/ddclient -help and look
>> through the output it tells you a bunch of other providers & protocols
>> that it supports. It mentions some other providers are free, but I
>> haven't looked into any of them.
> If we are offering alternatives to what sounds like an interesting
> exercise (running your own Dynamic DNS) that will no doubt eat a fair
> amount of time. I'm a happy consumer of noip.com's free DynDNS
> service, my router supports it as an option to DynDNS so I use it.
> Call me a sheep.
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