What is a Hostname?

The term hostname refers to the unique part that identifies a host on the Internet. In www.noip.comwww is the hostname. In that same example, noip.com is the domain name. The host portion prepended to the domain name is often referred to as the hostname and that is how we use the term here. Our free dynamic DNS service offers free hostnames on our domains i.e. yourname.no-ip.org. If you would like hostnames on your own domain name, you will need to register the domain and purchase Plus Managed DNS.