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    • CommentAuthormcico
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
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    Does OpenDNS provide DNS names for home networks? i.e., can I give out a DNS name for people I want to connect to my network instead of proving the current WAN IP address?
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
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    No. OpenDNS is a recursive DNS service, not an authoritative DNS service for your DNS hosting. You'll want to look after a DNS hosting service.
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    • CommentAuthorphilreinie
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    rotblitz, do you mean that when I'm away from home, to find my home network (for this question, let's call it "mynet"), I must log into my OpenDNS account to find my home network's IP? There is no service where I can enter something like MyNet.opendns.com instead of using my IP?
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2012
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    Again, OpenDNS is not the service you're looking for for this purpose.

    There are dozens of services out there, almost with a free option, doing what you want: providing you with a Dynamic DNS hostname, and you had to keep it fed with your changing IP address information.

    Search the web for "DNS hosting service" or "DDNS hosting service".
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    • CommentAuthorphilreinie
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
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    OK, thanks, rotblitz. I don't know what a recursive DNS is, or an authoritive DNS service, so I asked about what I was hoping Open DNS provided.

    I'll continue to use No-IP for Dynamic DNS host name maintenance.

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