I host my own website on a home iMac. The website is accessible from its local and remote IP addresses, but recently, the hostname stopped working because the DNS stopped updating.

  • I have been having trouble with my ISP (BT, using Home Hub 5) anyway, so I checked the dns updater on my router and it tells me the username or password for dyndns is incorrect or says "no such hostname" or various other errors. I have checked all options several times

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  • Giving up with the router, I installed the Mac Dyn Updater, but my hostname doesn't show up there either. Out of curiosity, I registered another of my hosts with Dyn (but left it inactive and un-checked-out) and it does appear in the dyn updater.

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How can I change the dns settings for the problem domain please? What else might I have missed?

When I go to add a domain, I'm given a list of settings, but I can't seem to edit these settings for an existing domain, do anybody know if they can be changed?

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  • If I understand correctly, your old dyndns account doesn't function any more. Are you sure it is still valid? – harrymc Nov 11 '14 at 16:15
  • Yes, the host is still marked as "Active" and doesn't expire until next year. (See second screenshot) – James Webster Nov 11 '14 at 16:16
  • I thought the update client updates hosts, not zones? Can you paste the host service config as well and confirm the host you're trying to update is listed? – Jon Marnock Nov 13 '14 at 6:54
  • @JonKloske, hosts, not zones. That seems reasonable, but the updater is currently listing a zone, just not the right one. Regarding : host service config I can't find any settings other than "add dns entry" for my domain. When I first created the account, I was given a form (see edit) with more options. However don't seem to be able to edit these settings now, I can't find an option to do so. – James Webster Nov 13 '14 at 8:40
  • I just made a test dns entry: " test.ebsters.co.uk " and pointed it to my public IP. The page loads fine, suggesting that there's not a problem with my dyndns account, though it still may be in the dyndns settings. – James Webster Nov 13 '14 at 8:44

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