A maintained list of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) providers

The Domain Name System

 The Domain Name System (DNS) provides the mechanism for translating internet domain names into numeric Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The DNS makes using TCP/IP-based applications much more friendly, by enabling users to specify network locations by name rather than number.

 The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN is responsible for managing and coordinating the DNS to ensure universal redundancy. ICANN is the global, non-profit, private-sector coordinating body acting in the public interest. ICANN ensures that the DNS continues to function effectively by overseeing the distribution of unique domain names. Among its other responsibilities, ICANN oversees the processes and systems that ensure that each domain name maps to the correct IP address.

At the core of the DNS are computers, root servers to be exact. They are coordinated by Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers. Theseservers provide resolution for Top Level Domains TLD's. In an Internet address such as dynamic.domains, the .domains part is known as a Top Level Domain, or TLD. The root servers contain all the Top Level Domain registries, the global registries such as .net, .org, etc. and the location specific registries such as .ca (Canada).

The root servers store Name Server information for a Top Level Domain Name TLD. When an internet address such as dynamic.domains is queried, the root servers will return the Authoritative Name Servers IP addresses for dynamic.domains. In turn, the resolving DNS Server will query the Authoritative Name Server to determine an Internet Protocol/IP address for dyndnsservices.com, and in turn pass this information on to the end user.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) Providers

DDNS Providers Logo  Dynamic DNS, DDNS or DynDNS is a method of automatically updating a domain name in real time, whenever an IP address change occurs. Dynamic DNS providers can help you eliminate the need for a dedicated or static IP address.

Our DDNS server software "MintDNS" is used by DDNS providers all over the world, and is the engine behind hundreds of the world's most popular DNS services. Every day, our systems serve over a hundred million DNS lookups, and process millions of real-time DNS updates as well. We are an absolute authority on Dynamic DNS providers of all sizes. You could say that we are a mint for these services, and should the need or desire ever arise, we could coin you one too.

We didn't create all the services on the list below, but we did create more than a few of them. If you are looking for free DDNS, then you have come to the right place!

View Wikipedia's Definition of Dynamic DNS for more information.

The top 16 DDNS providers

# Name Description Link
1 NO-IP A free Provider trusted since 1999 with a 100% uptime history. Both
2 DYN World-class DNS hosting and management services. Paid
3 DYNU Provides 100% free services for third level and top level domain names with no restrictions on number of records or domain names. Free
4 DVRLISTS This free service is provided for the LTS brand of DVR's and IP cameras. Free
5 SWANN This free service is provided for the Swann brand of DVR's and IP cameras. Free
6 ZONEEDIT The industry standard in internet domain name management. Free
7 THATIP ThatIP's service gives your computer a friendly name on the Internet, no matter how often your dynamic IP address changes. Paid
8 EASYDNS DNS Hosting, domain name management and registration. Paid
9 CHANGEIP ChangeIP.com has the DNS infrastructure with the flexibility that you need. Free
10 DNSEXIT Provides free DNS Services to business and internet users. Free
11 DNSMADEEASY With years of experience, wholesale prices, and 100% up-time history, DNS Made Easy is the #1 choice for companies that need email or DNS services. Paid
12 DYIP One of the very first DNS services ever. Confused about static vs. dynamic IP addresses? Find out how DynIP can help you get more from your Internet connection. Paid
13 AFRAID.ORG Hosts even work for your LAN! If you have a LAN connected to the internet you can point hosts to private IP addresses (even private IPv6 addresses) and they will work within your network. Free
14 DUCKDNS A free DDNS provider based in Germany. Free
15 EASTERNDNS This free service is provided for the Eastern Security brand of DVR's and IP cameras. Free
16 LAVIEW This free service is provided for the Laview brand of DVR's and IP cameras. Free

Dynamic DNS Server Software

Be your own Dynamic DNS (DDNS) provider.

# Name Description Link
1 MINTDNS Run your own DNS service with a complete, modern, super robust DDNS server suite for Windows Servers. MintDNS Server
2 GNUDIP A GNU licensed DDNS server for Linux Servers. GNUDIP Server


Contact Information

    Adamsland Microsystems
    P.O. BOX 296
    Huntsville AR. USA, 72740
    Phone: +01-479-789-0292
    Email: sam@dyndnsservices.com