Top 5 free DDNS for your IP camera and DVR/NVR
You buy a new IP camera to secure your home, but you want to access the IP camera not only from local network, but also from Internet. Regardless, you are using static IP address or dynamic IP address, whatever it's an IP camera or a set of standalone DVR or network video recorder, DDNS can help you to access the network devices from anywhere with a simply domain name (sub-domain name).
DDNS is the abbreviation of dynamic domain name server. DDNS can make user's dynamic IP address map to a fixed domain name server, every time user tries to make network connection, the client software will transmit the dynamic IP address to the remote domain name server, the server will be responsible for providing DNS service and dynamic DNS.
The recommended DDNS service provider, and most importantly, it's complete free. After the DynDNS stops offer free dynamic DNS service, I moved to noip.com, we got a free sub-domain, it provides reliable service during the past three years, until now it's still running on our standalone DVR. Go to noip.com to signup your free DDNS service.
No-IP Free Dynamic DNS (No credit card needed) is our entry level service. Use yourname.no-ip.info instead of a hard to remember IP address or URL to access your computer remotely. Additionally, use our free dynamic DNS update client to keep track of your dynamic IP address.
Another reliable DDNS service provider. I knew this company when one of my friends looked for free dynamic DNS in 2012. My friend found this company from google, and he was looking for DDNS service for his Customer Relationship Software (CRM). Today, I go to the company website, I am pleased to know they are still offering free Dynamic DNS service, and especially users can get up to 7 free sub-domains.
Free Dynamic DNS! Add up to 7 free sub domains to your account. Choose from over a hundred sub domains and hundreds of Hostnames. Think of the possibilities – you could be hosting your own photo website, webcam, ftp or mail server.
I have an account in this website. I used to use it to connect my home IP camera. DNSExit offers full DNS hosting for your own domains without cost. If you don't have your own domain, you can also use their free DNS service with their listed domains (publicvm.com and linkpc.net), after signup, you can get two free sub-domains.
DNSExit is a professional DNS service provider. The company offers free dynamic DNS service to global users, and you can register your free domain, or even use their provided free second level domain (sub-domain). The Free Second Level Domain (SLD) allows you to create a host name that point to either dynamic or static IP address.
4. Afriad DDNS
Afraid.org is quite old free DDNS provider, the company starts to offer free dynamic DNS since 2001. Until now, their website is still open for free DDNS registration. "Why is it free? It's quite simple. We wanted a challenge... that's it."
Afraid.org can provide you Free DNS, Dynamic DNS, Static DNS services, supports Free subdomain hosting, free domain hosting, free backup dns, reverse IPv6 DNS hosting (forward/reverse), Free URL redirection [web forwarding], Paid services available for increased account capacity, Unlimited number of domains per account (yes really), 5 free shared hostnames, use anywhere, 20 free subdomains per domain, use on your own domains only, INSTANTLY point yourname.afraid.org or yourname.com to any IP or URL
Dyn is one the pioneer dynamic DNS service provider, and the company used to be the biggest and famous free Dynamic DDNS service provider. Unfortunately, from Since 2012, Dyn no longer provide new registration for free service, and from May 2013 on, Dyn no longer maintains free services without monthly log-ins at its site. From April 2014 on, Dyn discontinues free DynDNS service to clean up its DDNS network.
DynDNS is by far the most widely used DDNS service at least in part because it's embedded in many routers' firmware to enable automated DDNS updates—and it's often the only embedded option.
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