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Adamsland Dynamic DNS (DDNS) Services
We have provided Dynamic DNS solutions for more than 18 years, and we currently operate some of the busiest DNS services in existence. If you have ever owned a SnapAV, Apexis, Swann, Nightowl, Q-See, Tenvis or ADT Asia security camera or dvr, then you have more than likely fallen under the umbrella of our service at some point. Every day millions of devices depend on MintDNS for all of their Dynamic DNS needs.
If you are interested in custom development, you'll be happy to know that our server software is almost completely open sourced. This allows you to easily expand on the existing system to meet any special needs your company may have. The advantage of having an established, time tested platform to build on could save weeks if not months of development time.
Supporting both Dynamic and Static DNS, MintDNS supports several standard update protocols. This enables out of the box support for many existing update clients and many hardware-firmware clients (Any dyndns.org compatible client). This allows you to provide time tested DDNS to most internet connected computers, routers, firewalls, or even remote cameras. Our server software is also completely template based, so the look and feel of your DNS service can easily be changed to match your existing website or modified to suit your specific needs.
Our Server Software has been awarded many of the industry's top awards and is the most robust DDNS software suite on the market. Download a copy today, and run your own DNS service. Free for non commercial use.
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A Robust and Scalable solution
With our unique system, you will be able to run your own enterprise level Dynamic DNS service and give your users or devices the ability to create and manage unlimited DNS records. You will also be able to offer the internet community Dynamic VPN gateway services, and the ability to do just about anything a person with a static IP address could do with his or her computer.
The only real limits are the amount of server resources you dedicate to your service.
Fully NLB/Cluster compatible. Our DDNS features automated DNS and database failover. With load balanced servers and a P2P SQL configuration, your DDNS becomes an "add server" solution ("Outgrown your setup? Just add another server"). The sky is truly the limit!
You can control all aspects of your distributed system instantly with a click of the mouse.
Does your organization require support for a proprietary DDNS client? Support, for just about any device, can be added by our team in 10-15 minutes time. With our advanced ISAPI, no changes are required within the client application itself. Yes, we can completely clone any existing protocols with no need for firmware changes!
In the past, the only way to run your own DNS service was to write your own server and client applications. That time has passed, and it has never been easier or faster to setup and operate a reliable, time tested Dynamic DNS server.
What is a Dynamic DNS service?
DDNS provides client computers with static DNS names, even if their IP address is dynamically assigned.
Dynamic DNS circumvents most needs for a static IP address. This is very useful since almost all IP addresses are dynamically assigned. Simply put, there's only so many numbers out there, at least as far as the computer is concerned. (Basically, each of the four parts in the address can only be between 0 and 255.)
Old design decisions limit the theoretical number of IP addresses even more, and until IPv6 hits the mainstream, the current shortage of IP addresses will only worsen. What does this mean, you may ask, and how does it impact me?
Well, not everyone can have their own static or dedicated IP address. Some Internet Service Providers might let you have a dedicated IP, but they'll likely charge you extra for it. An average cost for a static IP address is over $99.00 a month.
Think of the phone system. When you dial a number, it rings at a particular location because there is a central numbering plan that ensures that each telephone number is unique. The world IP address schema and DNS work in a similar way. If telephone numbers, IP addresses and domain names were not globally unique, phone calls or e-mail intended for one person might go to someone else with the same IP or domain name. Without uniqueness, both systems would be unpredictable and therefore unreliable.
Having a dynamically assigned IP address is like having to change your phone number twice a day. If other people need to connect to your computer, they would have no way of knowing your current number. "Imagine if the phone company changed your number twice a day. People would have a very hard time calling you". DDNS daemons work much like an old style phone operator, directing internet users to the appropriate internet connected device, despite the fact that the devices's IP address is continually changing or dynamic.
If a business or home user needs to run software such as Web Servers, FTP Servers, Game Servers, Email Servers, online video conferencing, voice conferencing, or if they need to allow access to their networks for things like connecting to computer systems through remote access, enabling VPN's between branches, keeping track of branch office print servers, then they would require either a static dedicated IP address or DDNS.
IP cameras are particularly reliant on Dynamic DNS. If you have ever owned or know anyone who owns an IP security camera or DVR, I would bet you are more than familiar with DDNS server software and its benefits.
Since the early 1990's DNS services have existed. ml.org and dynip.com were among the first. And by the time dyndns.org, the current dynamic domains leader, came to be, there were 20 or so services in existence world-wide.
Today the number of dynamic domain servers is still relatively low, in the tens of thousands, I believe. DDNS has proven itself in today's market time and time again and has catered to the multitudes who have traded their Static IP's for dynamic domain names.
If you live in a relatively large town, there are likely millions spent each year by local businesses that require static IP addresses. Most do not know about DNS services, and many would be happy to know that there is a qualified alternative to the thousands of dollars they spend each year for static or persistent IP addresses.
For more information seeabout Dynamic DNS on Wikipedia.
With the Dynamic nature of the worlds current IP address schema, users cannot readily access web and other services, if the server's IP address is always changing. Furthermore, IP addresses are difficult to remember. DDNS has gracefully addressed many of the problems associated with dynamic IP addresses.
"With our software you can operate your own DNS service. You set the prices! You choose the market!"
If you are interested in operating your own DDNS service, please take a test drive and download our fully featured DDNS server suite. Free for 15 days.
Our products have proven, for many, to be the simplest way to tap into the ever expanding DNS services market and is the only pre built package available for the Windows Server OS.
The DDNS Service Market.
With the explosion of the broadband market, small and large businesses all over the world have traded in their expensive internet access lines for inexpensive Cable and DSL connections. Everyone is looking for ways to cut corners. For those requiring static IP addressing, the costs can still be upwards of $99.00 a month. Most businesses do not realize that there is a reliable, less expensive alternative -Dynamic DNS-.With our DDNS you can offer an alternative to ISP-provided static IP addresses. Best of all, you can set the prices!
You could offer the dynamic dns management service free of charge or charge any fee that you wish. Your service will be independent of any other DNS Service, in existence, world-wide.
Pause for a moment and consider the need of static IP addresses. People need static IP addresses in order to allow employees, software support personnel, and other branch offices access to their computer network. They need static IP addresses for any type of internet service that will be hosted in-house. There are too many reasons why a person or company may require a static IP address to list on this single page!In my experience, most dentist offices are paying for static IP addresses, as are the large majority of clinics, medium to large medical offices, construction companies, lawyers offices, and countless other small and large businesses. Most companies I have serviced, consider Dynamic DNS much more appealing for its simplicity, and for the fact that a domain name is easier to remember and share than an IP address. Not to mention they are saving over $1,200 a year.
(A Domain Name for Your PC, Use your Broadband Connection to its full potential, Discover the power of Dynamic DNS) These slogans have been some of the most viewed on the internet and for good reason.
With the broadband explosion, it has never been easier or more affordable to run your own internet server. Either for fun or profit, users all over the world have opted to move all there internet based services in-house.
& The restrictions and extra fees some internet service providers place on users who require a static IP address, had sometimes made it difficult, even impossible, for them. That is, until the they realized the potential of Dynamic DNS (DDNS).
It is no coincidence that many of our customers are IP Camera manufacturers. When given the security sector's record growth, many IP camera and DVR manufacturers are seeking services to effectively and reliably circumvent the need for static or dedicated IP addresses, and at the same time keep these services securely hosted in-house.
& 14 years ago, there was no easy way to get in on the Dynamic DNS (DDNS)market. About the only way a person could operate a DNS service was to hire a competent programmer and shell out thousands of dollars to have all of the server and client programs written from scratch. Then they would cross their fingers and pray that the solution was robust enough to handle an ever growing user base.
That is not the case anymore thanks to our software, the first Dynamic DNS server software for the Windows Server OS.
In the entire history of the internet, it has never been easier than it is today to run your own fully featured Dynamic DNS server.
Start you own DNS service Today! Just download the fully featured MintDNS server suite. Free for 15 days.
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