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Dynamic DNS (DDNS)

The Domain Name System (DNS) serves as the mechanism for translating internet domain names into numeric Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. By doing so, DNS makes using TCP/IP-based applications more user-friendly, allowing users to access specific network locations by name rather than numerical addresses.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS), also known as DynDNS, is a method that automatically updates a DNS server in real time whenever a device’s IP address changes. This dynamic updating process helps circumvent the need for a dedicated or static IP address.

Here’s an analogy: Imagine having a phone number that changes every day. Most IP addresses are similarly dynamic, subject to frequent alterations. If you needed to connect to a device over the internet, relying on its constantly changing IP address would be challenging. DDNS acts like an old-style phone operator, directing internet users to the appropriate internet-connected device, even when its IP address is in flux.

If you would like more information, you can view Wikipedia's definition.

The MintDNS Dynamic DNS Server Application

MintDNS Enterprise DDNS Box Logo.MintDNS is a powerful .NET dynamic DNS server application written in a combination of C++ and C#. It serves as the engine behind many of the world’s busiest dynamic DNS servers. Every day, millions of devices rely on MintDNS for all their Dynamic DNS needs.

  • Dynamic and Static DNS Support: MintDNS natively handles both dynamic and static DNS scenarios.
  • Standard Update Protocols: Comes with built-in support for many standard update protocols.
  • Client Compatibility: MintDNS seamlessly supports existing update clients and hardware-firmware clients compatible with or No-IP.
  • Versatility: Your company can offer a time-tested DDNS service to most internet-connected devices, including computers, routers, firewalls, smartphones, and even remote cameras and DVRs.
  • Customizable Look and Feel: The server software is entirely template-based, allowing you to easily modify the appearance of your DDNS service to match your existing website and design requirements.
  • Scalability: With load-balanced servers and a replicated SQL configuration, MintDNS provides an “add server” solution. Outgrown your setup? Just add another server! In essence, with MintDNS, the sky is truly the limit!

Custom Development

Developed by our dedicated team in the late 1990's, MintDNS stands at the forefront of dynamic DNS services worldwide. If you’ve ever owned a Q-See, Night-Owl, ADT Asia, or Swann IP camera or DVR, chances are you’ve benefited from our service. In fact, MintDNS and its sister product, CitronDNS, empower dynamic DNS for approximately 15-20% of the world’s IP cameras and DVRs.

  • Open Source and Template-Based: The server software is nearly entirely open-sourced and built on templates. This flexibility allows you to brand the software easily and extend the existing system to meet your company’s specific requirements.
  • Time-Tested Platform: Leveraging an established, time-tested platform can significantly reduce development time. Whether you’re enhancing or customizing, MintDNS provides a solid foundation.
  • ISS ISAPI Integration: Our powerful ISS ISAPI (Internet Server Application Programming Interface) enables seamless support for existing protocols. If you’re replacing an existing DDNS service, no changes are needed for your previously deployed devices.
  • Real-World Performance: With thousands of installations running in real-world scenarios, MintDNS consistently exceeds performance expectations.

MintDNS offers reliability, scalability, and adaptability—making it an excellent choice for dynamic DNS services!

Security Appliance Manufacturers

Dynamic DNS is an essential feature, often a requirement, for most security cameras and DVRs. Let’s delve into the details:

  • IP Address Limitations: The Internet Protocol (IP) addresses available are finite. Each IP address consists of four parts, and each part can only range from 0 to 255. These limitations stem from historical design decisions.
  • Dedicated IP Addresses: Unfortunately, not everyone can have their own dedicated IP address. While some internet service providers offer dedicated IPs, they typically come at an additional cost.
  • The Role of MintDNS: Enter MintDNS, a robust server suite with over 20 years of real-world experience. It efficiently addresses the need for a dedicated or static IP address for devices.
  • Dynamic Updates: MintDNS dynamically updates DNS records in real time whenever a device’s IP address changes. This ensures that users can access the device consistently, even if its IP address fluctuates.
  • Anti-Abuse Measures: The server software includes intelligent anti-abuse utilities, safeguarding against misuse or malicious activity.
  • Domain Name Monitoring: With advanced domain name monitoring options, end users receive automated alerts whenever a device goes offline or becomes unreachable.
  • Real-time domain monitor
  • Instant DNS resolution
  • Intelligent anti spam utilities
  • Native DDNS client software
  • Unlimited user base sizes
  • Real-time DNS updates
  • Easily replace previously fielded services
  • Advanced administrative interface
  • Runs on your own hardware
  • 24x7 support and maintenance

Run your own DDNS Server Today!

 It has never been easier for your company to run its own standalone dynamic DNS server. Our award winning server software can be deployed on your own server hardware or hosted and fully managed at one of our three, tier 4 datacenters in Texas, Kentucky and Florida.

 Contact our team today to begin your risk free testing period. You don't pay unless our server software is everything your company expects and needs. You can also test the software for as long as your company requires. Our dedicated team can install your DDNS server software on your own hardware, or you can test on one of our robust cloud based servers.

 We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business, and there is never a fee to fully evaluate one of our standalone DDNS server installations.

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    P.O. BOX 296
    Huntsville AR. USA, 72740
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