[olug] NetworkSolutions and Dynamic DNS

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Thu Apr 24 02:20:17 UTC 2014

So what does NameCheap really cost after the first year?  I found a price to bring in a domain, but didn't see a rate for the second and following years.

I did play with it a bit and got it to take a DDNS update using ddclient, so that's a plus.


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> On Apr 22, 2014, at 1:35 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:
>> On 04/22/2014 01:02 PM, Dan Linder wrote:
>> My domain (Linder.org) is hosted at Network Solutions and I've used the
>> free Dyn.com dynamic DNS to keep my home systems available.  Unfortunatly
>> on May 7th this is going away.
>> Two questions:
>> 1: Does anyone know how to configure NetworkSolutions to accept a dynamic
>> DNS update from my home system?  Is there a script?  I couldn't even find
>> if this was an extra-cost option...
>> 2: If that's not possible, what registrar can people recommend that is
>> cheaper than NetworkSolutions (probably easy), AND support Dynamic DNS
>> updates?
> I dropped NetSol after about 18 years and moved Jedi.com over to NameCheap (my affiliate link:  http://www.namecheap.com/?aff=34980).
> I've been using them for a few years now for several domains that I own.  They're very user friendly and a lot cheaper than NetSol. They did suffer a DDoS attack on their name servers a few months ago that took down their DNS servers for a few hours, but that's the only problem I've had with them.
> According to their web site, they appear to handle dynamic DNS, although I admit to not reading through the FAQ in detail:
> https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/category.aspx/11/dynamic-dns
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