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I just got this idea in my mind...

I can have say for free. However I have my own domain right now, say My domain pointing to a linux server w/ cpanel managed by my self.

I really know about domains, IPs, nameserver, A record etc... but I dont have any idea to update my dynamic IP.

How can I use dynamic DNS service like dydns but using my own domain like for free or any workaround like design small app tu update etc...?

Note that when I try to add domain in dydns, I need to buy either a domain, DNS service or email routing.

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migrated from Mar 4 '11 at 17:57

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You would need to create a CNAME like: which points to

This will give the intended results:

  1. Request for -- server responds to re-lookup
  2. Request for -- goes to dyndns, which returns your home IP
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Agreed - I do this all the time. I'll typically setup - and create a custom CNAME subdomain for each client, so I can easily reference their hostname for VPN. – Charlls Mar 4 '11 at 21:45
Why I can't think of the CNAME before. Its Working. Great! – CallMeLaNN Mar 7 '11 at 3:48

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