Dynamic DNS Setup

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All dynamic DNS hostnames are automatically updated within 60-90 seconds.

Any Dynamic DNS hostnames set up in the  DNSFilter Dashboard will be automatically checked for IP updates every 60-90 seconds and update our system accordingly. If you're using a dynamic DNS provider that we don't support, or your Dynamic DNS updates are not working for any reason, the worst case scenario is a 60-90 second delay in us automatically updating the IP address in our system.

When your dynamic DNS hostname is updated in this way for the very first time, we will send the following e-mail:

This aforementioned solution is meant as a fallback, and we always encourage setting up Dynamic DNS updates with a supported provider when possible.


DDNS Providers

DNSFilter currently supports Dynamic DNS updates from the following providers over HTTP and HTTPS
  • DynDNS
  • no-ip
  • NameCheap
  • tunnelbroker.net
  • dns.he.net
  • dnspark.com
  • dynu.com
  • freedns.afraid.org
  • changeip.com
  • TP-Link (tplinkdns.com)
If you would like us to support another Dynamic DNS provider,  let us know.
The device which performs the Dynamic DNS updates  must use DNSFilter's servers to perform DNS lookups, as opposed to just the DHCP clients behind the device, for instantaneous DDNS updates to occur. Devices which are using other DNS servers will fail to update DNSFilter, but succeed in updating the Dynamic DNS service, which results in a 60-90 second delay as mentioned in the beginning of this article.
Unable to use DNSFilter's DNS servers on the device?  See here for a possible workaround.
Instructions for  FRITZ!Box
Instructions for  Mikrotik


In The Dashboard

Simply ensure the Network name matches the Dynamic DNS hostname which is set in your Dynamic DNS provider. You can do this when creating a new Network or edit an existing Network.

DNSFilter will transparently receive the update without any further action!

If the device performing the dynamic DNS updates is using DNSFilter for DNS resolution, we'll update our system while passing the update to the Dynamic DNS provider accordingly.

Contact us for any further information or troubleshooting needs.


DynDNS Passthrough

If your device is unable to use DNSFilter's DNS servers to perform DNS requests, or you require using other DNS servers on this device, you can still use DynDNS if your Dynamic DNS updates device allows for custom Dynamic DNS URLs/domain names

Simply use dyndns.dnsfilter.com, leaving all other information the same, and we will update our system, subsequently forwarding the request to DynDNS to update any other services that depend on Dynamic DNS updates.

Contact us for any further information or troubleshooting needs.


FRITZ!Box

Many FRITZ!Box devices use the ISP's DNS servers, and not the DNS servers configured in DHCP/DNS forwarding; there is no way to change this behavior.

If you are using a  FRITZ!Box device, you can still use DynDNS using a custom URL by selecting the User-defined option in the Dynamic DNS settings and entering the following URL:

http://dyndns.dnsfilter.com/nic/update?hostname=YourDynDNSHostname&myip=<ipaddr>&username=YourDynDNSUsername&password=YourDynDNSPassword&updater=fritz

Fill out the Domain name, User name, and password fields with your normal DynDNS account credentials.

This will send the request to us, allowing us to update our system, subsequently forwarding the request to DynDNS to update any other services that depend on Dynamic DNS updates.

Contact us for any further information or troubleshooting needs.


Mikrotik

If you're using the Dynamic DNS feature on a Mikrotik device, instead of using the "address" and "src-path" properties, you must use the "url" property with configuring Dynamic DNS:

url="http://members.dyndns.org/nic/updatehostname=$hostname&myip=$currentIP"

More information about the  Mikrotik fetch command.

Contact us for any further information or troubleshooting needs.

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