Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DNS and No-IP takedown

I finally hit the point where I was forced to learn something about domains and how dns works.
No-IP had a ton of their domains seized by Microsoft and as a result my dynamic dns stopped working. I used a domain for years as a dynamic dns redirect. Used this for my openvpn and lots of other stuff. I have had sitting around for a while and not using it. As a result I started using free dns from to make it work. Now I was able to create cnames which point to this blog hosted by Google!

I went to, set up an account. Told it my domain,

I then went to my domain registrar, gave it the nameservers for afraid's servers. made an A record for with my external IP from my ISP. Then I updated my DDNS with my router to update on afraid. I also was able to finish Hurricane electric's IPv6 certification because I was able to make MX records and AAAA records for ipv6 web (see and ipv6 email (no longer using because I don't actually want to run a mail server).

DNS is pretty cool and pretty well documented out in the world. Just took me the kick in the pants to learn it.