Originally Posted by schneidz
dyndns.com has free dynamic address following.
I don't think they're free anymore. Older free accounts (I have one) were grandfathered, but I don't think new accounts are free anymore. I could be wrong though.
Although I keep my dyndns account, I really don't use it much anymore. In order to keep my grandfathered free account, I have to login to their website every month to validate. I don't like that. So I have switched to http://freedns.afraid.org
for the most part.
O.P. - What we are talking about here is "Dynamic DNS". I am assuming you may not be familiar with this judging from your previous posts (sorry if I'm being too presumtious). What Dynamic DNS does is gives you a name for your home IP address. So instead of connecting to WWW.XXX.YYY.ZZZ
IP address, you connect to myservername.afraid.org or some other name of your choosing. Your IP address from your ISP is probably DHCP, which means it can change over time. With Dynamic DNS you instruct your router, or your computer, to tell your Dynamic DNS provider when it's IP address changes (this is easy to do - it's all automated). Then that Dynamic DNS provider associates the IP address your router/computer told it with the name that you chose for yourself (that name never changes).
There are many free Dynamic DNS providers. My current favorite is mentioned above http://freends.afraid.org
There are others.
Most routers have the capability to update Dynamic DNS. The problem is, some routers have hard-coded specific providers as the ones they know how to update. So you must choose from their pre-configured list of available providers. No problem with that, if they included some free ones you can choose from. If you don't like the choices available from your router, you can always do it with any Dynamic DNS provider - you just do the IP address updates from your computer, not from your router. Within your computer, you have the ability to choose and update any provider you want.