Foscam recently announced that they stopped supporting their Foscam DDNS (Dynamic DNS) service on their cameras.
This has left many customers with cameras that they can no longer connect to using Foscam’s DDNS.
The good news is that Foscam decided to keep No-IP as an integrated DDNS provider in most Foscam Devices. This means that you can still easily remote access your Foscam camera using Dynamic DNS using No-IP’s Free Dynamic DDNS service.
How does it work?
With a DDNS configuration, you create a hostname such as mycamera.ddns.net. This hostname then points to your router’s external IP address. If that IP address changes, either the camera, router, or a piece of software can update the DDNS hostname to point to the new IP address.
Most Foscam devices come preconfigured to support our Dynamic DNS service. Using the integrated DDNS solution in Foscam solutions with No-IP means that your camera will stay updated with the correct IP address, even when it changes. When your IP address changes, your Foscam camera will post dynamic updates to your No-IP hostname when your Internet Service Provider issues you a new IP address.
To enable the DDNS functions in your Foscam device, you will first need to have a No-IP account and hostname created. If you have not created a No-IP account and hostname, please refer to this tutorial.
Upgrade Your No-IP Account
No-IP Free hostnames are required to be confirmed every 30 days. You will receive an email from No-IP with a link to confirm your hostname.
To eliminate the 30-day expiration notice, you may want to upgrade to the No-IP Enhanced Dynamic DNS.
Today, we have a very exciting announcement! We just launched a Referral Program! Many customers of No-IP have joined us based on the recommendations from others, and we have been hard at work brainstorming a good way to say thank you to the customers who have encouraged their friends and families to create No-IP accounts. Are you ready to earn No-IP credits for simply referring friends and family?
Our Referral Program is simple. We give you a unique link for you to share it with your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone that you would think could benefit from any of No-IP’s services. For each person that signs up for No-IP and becomes a paying customer, your account will be credited $5 in No-IP Credit. There is no limit on the number of people you can refer, and you can easily keep track of the ones that sign up and purchase a service from your link in the My No-IP.
Ready to Start Referring? Learn how It Works:
Your account will be eligible to receive the referral credit 30 days after your referral makes its first successful payment. If the first payment fails or is refunded upon cancellation, you will not be eligible to receive the referral credit. Your account must be active to receive referral credits. If your referral becomes a paying customer after you have canceled your account, you will not be eligible to receive the referral credit.
Ready to start referring? Head over to My No-IP, click “Account” on the left navigation, and then click “Referral Program.” You can also follow this link to get there easily. (You will be prompted to log in to your No-IP account) On that page, your will be prompted to create a Referral Account. We use a third party for this service, so please choose a password that is different than your No-IP password. Once you hit submit, you will receive an email confirming your No-IP Referral Program account! Then, copy your referral link and start sharing away!