How to Setup a Dynamic DNS – a No Ip Alternative
So you need a Dynamic DNS and No-IP just doesn’t cut it due to their recent legal issues? You have heard that No-IP has been compromised and need an alternative. We have a No Ip Alternative for you, and in this tutorial we will show you step by step on how to set it up.
First of all, you must understand what a Dynamic DNS is. Basically, it points a subdomain to your IP address to redirect anything connected to your IP address even if it changes. IP addresses will inevitably change. You also can connect to the Dynamic DNS directly instead of your IP, so you can keep your IP address to yourself. You can use this for game servers, personal networking and RDPs etc. 2
How to setup FreeDNS:
Step 1: Sign up at: http://freedns.afraid.org/signup/
Enter your details and send your activation email. Then check your email and you can proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Click on Dynamic DNS.
It may ask you to login. Once you have logged in you will need to navigate to the “Subdomain” section of the menu as seen below.
Step 3. Fill out the form with a domain, and subdomain to go with it. This will be your Dynamic DNS.
Step 4. Download the wget installer HERE.
Step 5. Go back to Dynamic DNS. Click on wget scripts and it will download a .bat which you will need for the next step.
Step 6. Run the .bat file whenever you need your Dynamic DNS and it will Sync. You should run this before doing anything requiring a DNS.