DynDNS

DynDNS

 

On the 7th of April 2014 I received this email form DynDNS:

“For the last 15 years, all of us at Dyn have taken pride in offering you and millions of others 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 are notifying you that in 30 days, we will be ending our free hostname program. This change in the business will allow us to invest in our customer support teams, Internet infrastructure, and platform security so that we can continue to strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience for our paying customers.”

Thoughts

While I have used this service for many years I have decided that I will look elsewhere for a new free DNS service.

I don’t have a problem with paying for the service but I and probably plenty of other people would have no need for up to 30 hostnames and DynDNS would have made a better choice to charge based on the number of hostnames required in my opinion.

Details on there service can be found at http://dyn.com/remote-access/

There are plenty of other DNS services available and I can’t claim to have tried all of them, but my requirement is a simple one. I wanted a DNS service that my router (Running DD-WRT firmware) could update automatically whenever my router was restarted so that I could still have access to my router and any services running behind it.

I have tested the following free service that achieves this and I’m happy with the stability so far:

http://freedns.afraid.org/

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