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October 25, 2004

Dynamic DNS

Dynamic DNS is a service which allows you to alias a dynamic IP address to a static hostname in any of the domains, allowing your computer to be more easily accessed from any location on the Internet.

The Dynamic DNS service is ideal for a website whose IP address changes frequently. With dynamic DNS, your hostname will always point to a correct IP address, no matter how often your ISP changes it.

One known issue with Dynamic DNS is mail. Many providers block e-mail from a dynamic IP address. To solve this, you can relay all of your outgoing e-mail through your ISP's mail server. Simply set the SMTP/outgoing mail server in your e-mail client.

Below is a list of links to some Dynamic DNS service providers:

Constant Time Software Deerfield DynDNS
DynIP DynoReg Dynu
Easy DNS No-IP Sitelutions
ThatIP TZO  

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