Dyn.com going fully paid only
jimp Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate
About a year ago, dyn.com switched to requiring one login per month to the web site to maintain the free (but crippled) DynDNS service from them. Now, e-mail messages are going out saying the free version is shutting down for good next month.
From the e-mail:
For the last 15 years, all of us at Dyn have taken pride in offering you and millions of others a free version of our Dynamic DNS Pro product. What was originally a product built for a small group of users has blossomed into an exciting technology used around the world.
That is why with mixed emotions we are notifying you that in 30 days, we will be ending our free hostname program. This change in the business will allow us to invest in our customer support teams, Internet infrastructure, and platform security so that we can continue to strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience for our paying customers.
Can't say I blame them, but I've migrated my own Dynamic DNS needs over to Namecheap since they offer it as a part of their DNS services. Since I'm already paying Namecheap and it works well, there's no compelling reason (for me) to pay dyn.com as well.
If anyone else knows of good DynDNS providers that are still free, feel welcome to post suggestions here for others to use.
They just ensured that I will never pay for their services even if the requirement arose. By removing a free service that costs them nothing, they just come across as greedy. The services are already grossly overpriced compared to EasyDNS and especially Namecheap.
If you have your own domain, you can use https://dns.he.net/ for free.
If you don't mind a lame domain name, this one is definitely also free - https://duckdns.org/install.jsp (pfsense instructions included).
For $25/yr., dyn.com can lick my swamp… ::) :o