What is Dynamic DNS?

A method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing IP address. Typically, when you connect to the Internet, your ISP assigns an unused IP address from a pool of IP addresses, and this address is used only for the duration of that specific connection. Therefore, it may change as often as every day. freemyip.com provides a method of contacting the DNS service each time the IP address provided by the ISP changes, and subsequently updating the DNS database to reflect the change in IP address. In this way, even though your IP address will change often, other users do not have to know the changed IP address in order to connect with your computer. They can always use the same dynamic DNS domain. This allows you to have your own web server, or easily connect remotely to your network using SSH, among other examples.

Once I create my dynamic domain, how can I keep updating my IP?

Every time your IP address changes, you need to connect to the following URL from inside your network:
The server will automatically recognize your new IP address, and point your dynamic domain to the new IP address.

How do I know if my IP address was updated successfully?

When you use the above URLs to update your IP address, the server will return either "OK" or "ERROR" response. If you want to learn more details about your result, you can add "&verbose=yes" parameter at the end of your URL. For example:

How can I keep updating my IP address automatically?

The easiest way is to simply go to the above URL in your browser. You can set it as your home page, so that every time you start your browser, your IP address will be updated. It is possible to add a "&redirectURL=www.google.com" parameter at the end of the above URL, to automatically redirect you to www.google.com once your IP is updated (you can put any website you want instead of www.google.com):

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Can I use subdomains within my domain?

Yes. Any subdomain in your domain will return your IP address. For example, if your domain is YOUR_DOMAIN.freemyip.com, you can access your IP by going to this.is.my.YOUR_DOMAIN.freemyip.com or i.really.like.my.YOUR_DOMAIN.freemyip.com, etc. You can use this to set up virtual servers in your network.

Can I use my own domain name with freemyip.com?

Yes. You can set a CNAME record inside your own domain to point to your subdomain at freemyip.com. For example, assuming you own example.com, in the zone file for your domain, you would need to set this record:
my.example.com.   CNAME  YOUR_DOMAIN.freemyip.com.
Now, if you go to my.example.com, your browser will connect to your dynamic IP address.

Similarly, you can use DNAME record to redirect your whole domain to your dynamic IP address, for example:

my.example.com.   DNAME  YOUR_DOMAIN.freemyip.com.
Now, if you go to www.my.example.com, ftp.my.example.com, cctv.my.example.com, or any other address within my.example.com, your browser will connect to your dynamic IP address. This way you can easily create virtual web servers in your network, without having to configure anything in your DNS.

Can I point my domain to an arbitrary IP address?

Yes. You can use an optional "&myip" parameter to do that. For example, to set your domain to point to IP you need to use the following URL: