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Dynamic DNS Instructions

What is a Dynamic DNS Hostname and how does it work?

A Dynamic DNS service makes use of a constant and static Hostname that is translated to a dynamic IP address. It works using a Dynamic Update Client (DUC) that continuously updates the Hostname when the IP address changes. When our system resolves the Hostname, it will always get the latest IP address. Your Hostname is checked every few minutes and the resulting IP address is automatically authorized for access to our proxy network.

How to register with a Dynamic DNS provider

If you don't already have a Dynamic DNS Hostname, we recommend No-IP. Their service is free and their dynamic update program (DUC) can be installed on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux computers. Here's how to register at No-IP:

  1. Go to https://www.noip.com/sign-up.
  2. Fill in the registration form and enter your desired username, email and password and hostname.
  3. The hostname + the domain name (e.g. corellian88.noip.me) is the Dynamic DNS name that we will use to authorize your access to our proxy network.
  4. Click the Free Sign Up button.
  5. Check your email for registration confirmation. The confirmation email will include a link that you must click on to verify your email address.
  6. Once your account is confirmed, you will be able to log in and use their service.
  7. Login to https://www.noip.com/login to make sure your account is active.
  8. Click Manage Host and check that you have your host added there.
  9. Select a guide below for setting up Dynamic DNS on your computer or router.

Below we have provided Dynamic DNS setup instructions for various operating systems and devices. Please select an option below.
No-IP Dynamic Update Client (DUC) for Windows
  1. Download the client from No-IP here.
  2. Click the icon and proceed to install the Dynamic Update Client software.
  3. Launch the client.
  4. Enter your registered email address and password and click OK to connect.
  5. Once connected, click Edit Hosts and check the box next to the Hostname (i.e. your DDNS name) that you would like to update and then click Save.
  6. Click File and select Preferences
  7. Optionally, check the box next to "Start this application automatically when the user logs on" to make sure the application automatically runs after you restart.
  8. Check the box next to "Use alternative IP detection method."
  9. Click X to close the Preferences window
  10. Minimize the application and you are all done with the installation of the Dynamic Update Client.
  11. Head back to the IP Authorization Guide to learn how to input your Hostname into our system.
No-IP Dynamic Update Client (DUC) for Mac OSX
  1. Download the client from No-IP here.
  2. Click the icon and proceed to install. Agree to the EULA and Terms of Service.
  3. Click and hold the No-IP logo and drag it over to the Application folder located in the same box.
  4. Double click the Applications folder to open it. Locate No-IP DUC in the list of Applications and double click it to run it.
  5. You will be prompted to log in. Enter the email you registered with, and corresponding password.
  6. When logging in for the first time, you are asked to select the host or group that you would like to associate with the client.
  7. Under the Hosts tab, make sure the Hostname (i.e. your DDNS name) that you would like to update has a check mark in the box next to it.
  8. Click the Settings tab. Adjust the check interval to '5 minutes' and check the box next to Automatically start at Login.
  9. Minimize the application and you are all done with the installation of the Dynamic Update Client.
  10. Head back to the IP Authorization Guide to learn how to input your Hostname into our system.
No-IP Dynamic Update Client (DUC) for Ubuntu/Debian Linux
  1. Open up your Terminal window.
  2. Enter the command below to install the DUC
    • sudo apt-get install noip2
    • For earlier distributions, you may need to replace noip2 with no-ip
  3. The package will be downloaded and installed on your computer. On most systems you will then be prompted for your No-IP.com account information. If so:
    • Enter your username or email address
    • Enter your password
    • Leave 30 as the default for update interval
    • Enter in the hostname that you setup for your account (do not leave this blank)
    • Enter your network device name (example: eth0)
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Head back to the IP Authorization Guide to learn how to input your Hostname into our system.
No-IP Dynamic Update Client (DUC) for Fedora/CentOS Linux
  1. Open up your Terminal window
  2. Enter the command below to install the DUC and required library.
    • sudo yum install noip glibc
  3. After installation run:
    • sudo noip2 - C2
  4. You should be presented with the following prompts, enter the values in bold:
    • Auto configuration for Linux client of no-ip.com
    • Please enter the login/email string for no-ip.com (your-email-address)
    • Please enter the password for user 'your-email-address' (your-password)
    • Only one host [your-ddns-hostname] is registered to this account. It will be used.
    • Please enter an update interval:[30] 30
    • Do you wish to run something at successful update?[N] (y/N) N
    • New configuration file '/usr/local/etc/no-ip2.conf' created.
  5. Setup is now complete. To check your active status, use the command:
    • sudo noip2 -S
  6. Head back to the IP Authorization Guide to learn how to input your Hostname into our system.
Dynamic DNS for Routers
On most commercial routers, the Dynamic DNS feature is built-in and ready to use. Please check your router's manual to see if this feature is available. You may also contact IronSocket technical support for assistance. Simply provide the make and model of your router and we will check it for you.

If you use multiple routers, set up the DDNS service on the primary router; the one that is directly connected to your Internet service provider.

Once you have your Dynamic DNS Hostname set up you can head back to the IP Authorization Guide to learn how to input your Hostname into our system.
Dynamic DNS for Smartphones and Tablets
On Android and iOS devices, there are available 3rd party applications that you can download from the Google Play and iTunes App Stores, respectively.

Android Smartphones and Tablets
Application Name: Dynamic DNS client
Google Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.l6n.dyndns
Free: Yes
Notes:
  • For the 'Update domain' setting required to connect to No-IP, use 'dynupdate.no-ip.com'
  • For 'Hostname', enter your complete Dynamic DNS name

iOS Smartphones and Tablets
Application Name: FreeDyn for No-ip
Apple App Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/freedyn-for-no-ip/id852376200
Free: No
Notes:
  • For 'Hostname', enter your complete Dynamic DNS name
Once you have your Dynamic DNS Hostname set up you can head back to the IP Authorization Guide to learn how to input your Hostname into our system.

A note regarding No-IP Free Accounts

If your 'dynamic IP address' has not changed in 30 days, you may receive an email from No-IP stating your free DNS name will expire within a certain time-frame. In this case, you should:

  • Follow the instructions contained in the email and log into your No-IP account. Update the account information to ensure the IP is current and has no been removed from their Dynamic Update services.
-- OR --

  • Purchase an upgrade from No-IP for Enhanced DNS - which will provide several benefits including no manual updates will be required for one year.