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Changes to Dynamic DNS
Posted by G. Zoneedit on 24 September 2014 10:17 PM

The Dynamic DNS URL:

https://dynamic.zoneedit.com/auth/dynamic.html?host=<your_hostname>&dnsto=<your_ip>

has been retained and will continue to function for backwards compatibility with all existing ZoneEdit dynamic DNS clients. The non-SSL URL will also work:

http://dynamic.zoneedit.com/auth/dynamic.html?host=<your_hostname>&dnsto=<your_ip>

although you should probably stop using it (also see "auth tokens" below).

Things To Know About Dynamic DNS On The New System

#1: Dynamic hostnames use the "DYN" pseudo-record type

To create a new host record that you plan to use with Dynamic DNS you actually create a record of type "DYN", not a regular host record:

 

#2: If You Update an Hostname / A Record dynamically it will become a type "DYN" record

This was done to preserve backwards compatibility with existing domains and clients. You can still manually edit or modify a DYN record like any other kind of A record.

#3: You can, and should use "auth tokens" in your Dynamic DNS updates rather than your account level password.

Legacy ddns clients used your ZoneEdit username and password combo to authenticate Dynamic DNS requests. This is still allowed for backwards compatibility and will be permitted for some unspecified amount of time (at some point we will force switch over to auth tokens).

But you can, and should, switch your clients over to using Auth Tokens sooner than later. You manage your Auth Tokens in the same area where you can manage your DYN records:

https://cp.zoneedit.com/manage/domains/dyn/

 

 

 

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