with Dynamic DNS
Remote access your computer, DVR, webcam, security camera or any internet connected device easily. Dynamic DNS points an easy to remember hostname to your dynamic IP address.
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Never worry about your dynamic IP address changing again. Create an easy to remember hostname to point your dynamic IP address to. Get started with a Free Dynamic DNS account, no credit card required.
Create an easy to remember hostname to access your device remotely and never worry about confirming your hostname as long as your subscription stays active.
Fully customized Dynamic DNS by creating an easy to remember hostname on your own domain.
Dynamic IP addresses can make remote access difficult, Dynamic DNS simplifies it by pointing an easy to remember name hostname to your IP address.
Create an easy to remember hostname, then download our Dynamic Update Client (DUC) and run it on your computer. When your IP address changes, the DUC updates your hostname.
Your hostname stays active with your current IP address so you are always able to access your device remotely.
Make sure the people, pets, and places you love stay safe. Do you want to access your security camera from anywhere, with an easy-to-remember URL? Our Dynamic DNS service is the perfect fit. Access your security cameras without having to store videos in the cloud.Learn How
Let your friends easily connect to your Minecraft server with No-IP Dynamic DNS, anytime, anywhere. Create a custom URL to share with your friends to start playing on your own server now.Learn How
Tired of remembering your IP address to Remote Access a Device? Does your IP address change constantly? Our Dynamic DNS allows you to access your devices remotely without needing a Static IP address. All you need to remember is your hostname.Learn More
Dynamic DNS makes a dynamic IP address act as though it’s static (does not change), even though it is not. With No-IP you create an easy to remember hostname, this hostname is the URL that you type into your browser, or into your device application to connect to your remote device. Our Dynamic Update Client then takes your hostname that you created (example: yourname.ddns.net) and points it to your IP address. When your IP address changes, we update it on our servers.
The term hostname refers to the unique part that identifies a host on the Internet. In www.noip.com , www 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. So, in summary, www is the host, no-ip.com is the domain, and www.no-ip.com is the hostname. Our free dynamic DNS service offers free hostnames on our domains i.e. yourname.ddns.net. If you would like hostnames on your own domain name, you will need to register the domain and purchase Plus Managed DNS. Plus Managed DNS allows you to create up to 50 hostnames on your very own domain.
An IP address is a unique number that allows computers to locate each other on a network. The Internet is a big network and uses IP addresses to route the communication to the proper host. The IP in IP address stands for Internet Protocol. An IP address looks like this 22.214.171.124. If you type 126.96.36.199 into your browser, it will bring you to the No-IP website.
A Dynamic IP address is one that is not static. It changes from time to time. If you are unsure if your IP address is static or dynamic, chances are pretty high that it is dynamic. They are more cost effective for your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Imagine that once a day at a random time your phone company changed your telephone number. If there was no way to look it up no one would be able to call you! This is what a dynamic IP address effectively is. It’s a changing phone number. The number used to find your computer on the Internet can be different each time you log on, or at the discretion of your ISP. Dynamic DNS is like a live phone book that updates itself when your number changes. It knows your number at any given time so that people can connect to you. To make sure the dynamic DNS server has your proper IP address, your computer must run an update client to let the server know when your IP address has changed.
A static IP address is one that doesn’t change, it is assigned to you by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and often costs extra money. A static IP address is yours and will never change (unless you cancel the subscription).
If you have a router at home or your office, you will need to forward ports in order for outside traffic to get into your network. Think of your router as being a huge electric fence or wall, with a few doors or openings. This fence serves as your barrier from the scary outside Internet world. Your router comes pre-configured with a few of those doors (or ports) open to let you access the internet, but the others are closed tight. So, in order to run a mail server, game server, access your computer remotely, etc you will need to open an extra door or two in your router in order for the outside traffic to get inside. This is called Port Forwarding.
Check out our General Port forwarding Guide for more information.
Our Dynamic DNS Update Client continually checks for IP address changes in the background and automatically updates the DNS at No-IP whenever it changes. You will need to download and install our Dynamic Update Client (DUC) on a computer that is located within the local network of the device. You will then need to keep the DUC running at all times, in order to keep your hostname updated with the correct IP address. Our DUC is available for download on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
An integrated Dynamic DNS device is a device that has Dynamic DNS capabilities built into it. This means that it is connected to the Internet and it is capable of sending an update to your No-IP account when your IP address changes. Routers, cameras, NVR/DVRs and NAS typically have Dynamic DNS integrated and are worth checking if you have one. If your router has No-IP as an Integrated Dynamic DNS provider when setting up and configuring your account, you will not need to have our Dynamic Update Client installed and running on your computer. You will simply choose No-IP in your device (typically located in the Remote Access or Dynamic DNS settings), then enter your No-IP account credentials and choose the hostname that you would like to keep the device updated to. You can check out our Knowledge Base for more information on how to configure DDNS in a Router.
It’s not a problem if No-IP isn’t an Integrated solution in your device, but you should take a few seconds to write an email or tweet to your device manufacturer and ask them to add No-IP as a Dynamic DNS provider. It will make your life easier, we swear. In the mean time… If No-IP is not an integrated solution in your router or device, we offer an easy and free solution. Simply download our Dynamic Update Client, which is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Install the software at the location where you would like your IP address to be updated with your hostname. The Dynamic Update Client must be running at all times in order to keep your hostname updated with the current IP address.
Free Dynamic DNS hostnames must be confirmed every 30 days or they will be deleted. This policy helps keep our network free of unused hostnames.
Confirming your hostname is easy. We send you an email 7 days prior to your expiration and another email on the day of your expiration. Both emails contain a link to follow to confirm your hostname for another 30 days. If you miss the emails, you can manually confirm your hostname within 7 days of expiring by logging into your No-IP Account.