How do I use Google’s Dynamic DNS to point a Domain to an IP address?2021-12-06T15:39:09-05:00
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Hello,

I purchased a domain with Google and I see they have a dynamic DNS records section however I don’t know what I need to do to set it up so my domain points to my IP. I’ve already set up my records for my Domain and I’m not sure what needs to be changed/removed.

I’ve used no-ip.com before but the process was different.

How do I make my domain point to my dynamic IP so I can use it as my service URI for my node? 

Strykar Answered question December 7, 2021
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I’d rather use a free service like https://dns.he.net/ than No-IPs “free tier”, get a better router or run the ddns client from your PC.

Strykar Posted new comment December 7, 2021

Looks like I’ll be buying a new router in the next year or so then! I saw you linked me to some Openwrt routers on discord so I’ll look into those. Out of curiosity, what’s the downside of NO-IP’s free tier and are the free alternatives any better than NO-IP’s paid service (if you know off the top of your head)?

You can’t use your domain in the free tier, the reminder to login to keep your account active or lose the name you’d chosen is sketchy, you are now also dependent on NO-IPs infrastructure vs Google’s own, the list goes on.

Even with the paid tier, it’s an upside down approach to fixing the real problem, dynamic updation of DNS.
A $50-100 router upgrade is the correct solution here.

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You will need to setup Dynamic DNS, see the bottom of the image above.
It works like this, you tell Google DNS that this particular hostname is dynamic, Google will set a short (usually 1 hour) Time-To-Live (TTL) for that CNAME. Then you need to run one of the many available “Dynamic DNS” clients like DDClient or INADYN that support Google DNS on your PC, (OpenWRT routers can also do this), to tell Google DNS what your new IP is every time it changes.

https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6147083?hl=en
https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6147083?hl=en#zippy=%2Cset-up-a-client-program-on-your-gateway-host-or-server

Authority_Null Posted new comment December 7, 2021

I’ll play around with this when my O isn’t so busy. Gonna try to use NO-IP and have my domain go through their name servers. I’ll get back to this thread with an update once it’s all set up, thanks! 🙂

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