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I currently own my own domain, and have been using's "custom DNS" to allow me to redirect '' to my website at home, which is on a dynamic IP.

I've now switched over to a VPS solution which hosts my website and allows me root access to a box which will now host "" on a static IP.

My question is, is it possible for me to somehow make "" route to my box at home?

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My suggestion (and what I do) would be to continue using DynDNS, and create a subdomain for and make a CNAME to (or whatever your DynDNS domain name is). This gives you the flexibility of using your own domain name with the ease of updating of DynDNS.

Personal example: (the address is my DynDNS address)

0 09:37:13pm ~ $ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.4.3-P3 <<>> ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 28814 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0



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Brilliant. I don't know why I didn't think about using a CNAME. Cheap, too. – Eddie Parker Apr 6 '10 at 17:38
Awesome, just what I was looking for. – nikhil Apr 13 '14 at 16:03

BIND already supports this. The IETF standards-track RFC 2136 defines the protocol and calls it "DNS UPDATE". Apple built the "Wide Area Bonjour" part of Bonjour on this (among other things). Mac OS X has a built-in client for this, and if your version of Windows doesn't have a built-in client, you can use "Bonjour for Windows". As a bonus, you can use all the other conveniences of Wide Area Bonjour. More information at

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