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Businesses The Internet Ends Free Dynamic DNS 242

First time accepted submitter mkitchin (1285710) writes in with news about Dyn ending its free DNS service. "For the last 15 years, all of us at Dyn have taken pride in offering a free version of our Dynamic DNS Pro product. What was originally a product built for a small group of users has blossomed into an exciting technology used around the world. That is why with mixed emotions we announced the end of that free hostname program today, officially turning down on May 7th."
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  • by dannydawg5 (910769) on Monday April 07, 2014 @11:25AM (#46684099)

    Dyn has been abandoning the free service for a while. Companies are responding to this.

    The IP cams and routers I've bought in the past couple years (Foscam and ASUS) have rolled their own dynamic DNS service and built it in to their product. They use to just use Dyn until their customers started complaining saying Dyn is no longer free.

    I have not needed Dyn's service in a while.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 07, 2014 @11:26AM (#46684103)

    I made a donation back in the 90's so I still get my lifetime free vip account.

    Other alternatives sell your e-mail address to spammers so beware! I'd use a junk e-mail account.

  • Re:Alternatives (Score:5, Interesting)

    by rahvin112 (446269) on Monday April 07, 2014 @11:30AM (#46684165)

    Considering Dyn bought several promised "free for life" DNS services then promptly killed them you need to realize they'll probably do it again. They've apparently decided the best business model is buy out their free competitors and put them out business.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 07, 2014 @11:31AM (#46684171)

    They are all pretty much the same as far as I care.

  • by Redmancometh (2676319) on Monday April 07, 2014 @12:48PM (#46685141)

    I used them a very long time ago, and recently tried to use them for a project. I ended up just using records from one of my domains, and using a little magic to compensate for the dynamic IP.

    My observation was that they've made it harder and harder to actually set up the free service. Every click involved trying to sell me something. It was as bad or worse about "upselling" than godaddy.

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