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Looking for a new Dynamic DNS provider for FritzBox 7340 and ASUS RT N66U

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/01

Found out the hard way that DynDNS.org now requires you to perform a web login every 30 days for the free service: Free DNS requires monthly login? – Dyn Community Forum.

Basically I’m looking for a way to either

  1. host my own dynamic DNS compatible service (I already run normal DNS on 2 domains)
  2. use another free dynamic DNS service

The biggest problem: I’m using 2 routers that have a list of supported Dynamic DNS services that only partially overlap:

  • ASUS RT-N66U supports:
    asus.com
    dyndns.org
    dyndns.org(custom)
    dyndns.org(static)
    TZO.com
    zoneedit.com
    dnsomatic.net
    tunnelbroker.net
    No-IP.com
  • Fritz!Box 7340 supports:
    dyndns.org
    dyndns.org-custom
    dyndns.org-statdns
    No-IP.com
    2myDNS
    DNS4BIZ.DE Premium
    DNS4BIZ.DE Business
    STRATO AG
    TZO.com
    namemaster.de
    Custom (specify your own Update-URL)

Only the italic ones are shared. Of those, a few cannot be used any more:

  • dyndns.org requires web login every 30 days.
  • TZO.com got acquired by dyndns.
  • no-ip.com also requires web login every 30 days.
  • 2myDNS is dead

Maybe DnsOMatic

The non-italic ones at the ASUS RT N66U could work if the “Custom” option on the Fritz!Box 7340 was easy to configure. But it isn’t. At least: I couldn’t find adequate documentation for it. Maybe Fritzbox could get me DnsOMatic to work with the Fritz!Box after getting DnsOMatic to work on the ASUS.

The cool things about DnsOMatic are that it

Maybe a script

Or maybe the solution is very simple: proxy a dyndns.org login every 15 days through cron?

That indeed seems to be possible: automatic+dyn.com+login reveals some interesting solutions.

–jeroen

One Response to “Looking for a new Dynamic DNS provider for FritzBox 7340 and ASUS RT N66U”

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