[TriLUG] Free DNS hosting revisited:

matt at noway2.thruhere.net matt at noway2.thruhere.net
Thu Aug 19 10:40:12 EDT 2010

I too have been using DynDNS.  I have been using them for about 18 months
now.  I have both the "free" domain and I have used them to register a
couple of other domains.  The thing about the free domains is that it
needs to be a sub-domain of one of theirs.

I have used their paid DNS service, called custom DNS for one of my
domains before deciding to host it myself.  As I had a paid services with
them, I was not subject to the 30 day timeout.

I used to have a dynamic IP from TWC, which changed a couple of times.  I
did not try using their software for updates and instead tried to use my
Netgear router for this function which supposedly supported them.  It
never worked and a change of IP caused a loss of connectivity until I
manually restored it.

Overall, I too am happy with DynDNS and my 'free' domain with them has
never caused me any trouble, or failed to resolve as long as it pointed to
the correct location.

> On Aug 19, 2010, at 10:00 AM, John Broome wrote:
>> I and some others recommended ZoneEdit for hosting free DNS when this
>> topic came up in February.
>> They are changing their policies on 8/27 to limit the free domains to
>> two only.   http://update.zoneedit.com/
>> the tl;dr is existing free accounts that have ever purchased a zone
>> credit can keep their five free zones.
>> New accounts only get two zones instead of five.
>> Existing accounts that have never purchased a zone credit will be
>> dripped down to two zones; the first two that were added will remain
>> free.  If you buy a zone credit btw now and the 27th you can keep your >
>> 2 zones.
>> Suggestions in the previous thread were:
>> DurableDNS.com  (pay)
>> EasyDNS.com (pay)
>> backupdns.com (pay but damn cheap)
>> https://dns.he.net/ (free for 25 domains)
> I've use http://dyndns.org and always been happy with them.  They give
> your 5 free hosts per domain, I don't know how many domains you can use.
> I've only used the for dynamic dns for my home router.  So I've never
> tried to fully host my DNS with them. I would guess if your needed more
> than 5 hosts, you could create a second free account for another domain.
> They do time out your free account if they don't get dynamic dns updates
> for over 30 days.  Again they may be better for dynamic dns for your cable
> modem, than to host your entire DNS setup with.  Not sure what services
> you actually need based upon your email.
> Matt P.
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