How do I enable Dynamic DNS for a domain?
Dynamic DNS is a feature that allows you to point a domain to any IP, and the changes are almost immediate.
For example, you have a server at home and host a website on your computer. But you don’t have a static IP, that is, the IP changes each time you reconnect, so for these purposes you can set up Dynamic DNS for the domain.
In order to enable Dynamic DNS for your domain, follow the instructions below:
- Sign in to your Namecheap account
- Mouse over Account option in upper right corner of the page and choose Domain List or choose Domain List menu in the bar on your left
- Click on Manage option in front of the domain name you wish to enable Dynamic DNS for
- Click on Advanced DNS > then click on Add records or Manage buttons in front of Host records option
Dynamic DNS (DDNS) allows a domain name to be directed to any IP address, automatically updating the A record. A client may be installed on a home PC or server. This feature can be enabled in your Namecheap account settings and may be helpful when no static IP is available or the IP changes frequently. In order to find more details, follow here
This page will also give you a password to use on your dynamic DNS client.
Once all the options are set, click Done
The status of Dynamic DNS will be changed to On
This is it!
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