#### Electron1

##### Expert Member

Is there a simple automation that could be done to do this on a schedule? I see there are perl scripts here or someone suggested lastpass here

There is an offer to upgrade to pro for one year for $10, but then$25 per year thereafter.
Another option is no-ip.org.

Any other suggestions?

There is another thread referring to this change, http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/529138-DYNDNS?highlight=dyndns, just wanted to see if anyone has more alternatives.

EDIT - fixed title

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##### Honorary Master
I moved to no-ip as soon as I got that email

#### froot

##### Honorary Master
With the current system, my hostname still didn't expire as they said it would.... so that one was obviously flawed. I will however have to sort something now though.

#### MickZA

##### Executive Member
With the current system, my hostname still didn't expire as they said it would.... so that one was obviously flawed. I will however have to sort something now though.

As long as the hostname is in active use you don't need to confirm it on a monthly basis, it's only inactive hostnames you may have "shelved" for testing etc that it applies to (I've got 4) so it's no big deal.

#### froot

##### Honorary Master
As long as the hostname is in active use you don't need to confirm it on a monthly basis, it's only inactive hostnames you may have "shelved" for testing etc that it applies to (I've got 4) so it's no big deal.

Ah ok. Yeah mine's configured in my router, so it gets updated everytime I restart it.

#### Electron1

##### Expert Member
As long as the hostname is in active use you don't need to confirm it on a monthly basis, it's only inactive hostnames you may have "shelved" for testing etc that it applies to (I've got 4) so it's no big deal.
Not anymore - as in the the op - Note that using an update client will no longer suffice for this monthly login.

#### froot

##### Honorary Master
Not anymore - as in the the op - Note that using an update client will no longer suffice for this monthly login.

#### Dean

##### Expert Member
As long as the hostname is in active use you don't need to confirm it on a monthly basis, it's only inactive hostnames you may have "shelved" for testing etc that it applies to (I've got 4) so it's no big deal.

The email was sent out this week. The way you explain it is how it has always been, and my understanding is that its now going to change from now on. Am I and the OP misinterpreting?

#### MickZA

##### Executive Member
The email was sent out this week. The way you explain it is how it has always been, and my understanding is that its now going to change from now on. Am I and the OP misinterpreting?
All I can say is that I've got over 20 free hostnames on IPCop firewalls and the only ones I've been warned about are my inactive "shelved" accounts - same as it's been for ever.

Dear Dyn Customer,

Your Dyn account "xxxxxxZA", free hostname(s) will expire in 5 days. If you no
longer need the hostname(s), simply disregard this email and expiration
will automatically occur.

Free hostnames must be updated every 30 days to remain active. Inactive
hostnames will expire and be deleted. If you wish to prevent the
https://account.dyn.com/eml/expatconf/19/hDuxCNZN1GOlAOJ924YYRQ

Keep your hostname(s) active without having to update every 30 days, by

Edit: needless to say IPCop performs scheduled and automatic DNS updates

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#### DrJohnZoidberg

##### Honorary Master
Bought myself a paid sub on no-ip. I like their domain names better - servebeer.com

#### MickZA

##### Executive Member
Might explain the confusion as I've had my accounts/hostnames since well before 2011:

In November 2011 Dyn reduced the number of free hostnames provided from five to one (but only after signing up for a free trial), except for existing users with active hostnames.[6] Registering for the service involves the purchase of a trial version of Dynamic DNS Pro at no cost, and requires a valid credit card, effectively rendering the service non-anonymous.

I'm guessing the OP has a single account limited to one hostname?

#### froot

##### Honorary Master
Might explain the confusion as I've had my accounts/hostnames since well before 2011:

I'm guessing the OP has a single account limited to one hostname?

Same. I've had mine since 2009-ish.

#### atomicrabbit

##### New Member

I've created a VBScript that will automate logging into your free DynDNS accounts every X days. Check it out here:

http://pastebin.com/tQZyhdqD

Copy/paste the code into an empty file named dyndns_autologin.vbs.

Usage:
Manually run dyndns_autologin.vbs from the command line:
Code:
dyndns_autologin.vbs username password

OR you can run the script from a scheduled task by adding an action pointing to:
Code:
C:\Windows\System32\CScript.exe
and with the following arguments:
Code:
//Nologo //B C:\path\to\dyndns_autologin.vbs username password

#### Matthysdt

##### Well-Known Member
DynDNS are getting greedy! Don't support them.

Move to http://www.noip.com, we're even moving our paid DynDNS accounts because we don't support greediness.

#### froot

##### Honorary Master
I haven't logged into my account in 6 weeks now. My router is updating my IP for me and I use it regularly so I know it still works.

#### The_Ogre

##### Honorary Master
I haven't logged into my account in 6 weeks now. My router is updating my IP for me and I use it regularly so I know it still works.
That's the easiest method of doing it.