Where does the Dynamic DNS list of Domain Providers come from and why?
I found out on #pfsense irc channel that namecheap has a great dynamic dns service where you can use it for unlimited hosts. I am wondering what the list of all domains on recent pfSense 2.2 brings to table to I do not know about. I would like to get some feedback on who you guys use for domain providers of that list and why?
I use RFC2136 with my own DNS server hosted on a RapidVPS VM.
I use the Swiss company www.joker.com who provide a free dynamic dns service when you buy domain names through them.
Services: Dynamic DNS client
Service type: Custom
Interface to Monitor: WAN (unless you have a different setup with multiple connections to the net)
Interface to Send update from: WAN (unless as above)
Verbose Logging: Up to you
CURL options: Up to you
Username: Leave Blank
Password: Leave Blank
Update URL: https://svc.joker.com/nic/update?username=[Enter your Joker Dynamic DNS Username here]&password=[Enter your Joker Dynamic DNS password here]&hostname=[Enter your Joker Domainname or subdomain here]&myip=%IP%
Result Match: Leave blank.
You can also use additional settings in the update URL like
Update URL: https://svc.joker.com/nic/update?username=[Enter your Joker Dynamic DNS Username here]&password=[Enter your Joker Dynamic DNS password here]&hostname=[Enter your Joker Domainname or subdomain here]&myip=%IP%&wildcard=NOCHG&mx=NOCHG&backmx=NOCHG
You can do MX with Joker.com for email hosting as some other dynamic DNS services dont allow it, but if you plan to host your own personal email server, some ISP's add their residential IP addresses to various black lists & spam lists to discourage you from hosting your own email, but most mail servers will send email direct so will accept the email others wont either for spam list reasons and/or the reverse DNS for you ISP doesnt match your DNS settings, or for things like DKIM is not set up. You can get around this by using your ISP email server or another commercial email server but again YMMV.
Exclude the square brackets for the tokens used in the Update URL example:
[Enter your Joker Dynamic DNS Username here]
[Enter your Joker Dynamic DNS password here]
And note your Dynamic DNS username and password is different to your account username and password if its not obvious, incidentally the dynamic dns username and password would typically by a 16 character alphanumeric string like
gv66gyubgg876fn1 or hhbd7d45bned890f or jhbs623vyid987fb
Customer service has been very prompt when emailing them and helpful with a god FAQ database.