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Managing Dynamic IPs

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I have an account with GoDaddy for my fixed Ip which points to my website.com. Is there a way to use a dynamic Ip that is automatically updated if it changes so the .com is always correct? GoDaddy does not offer this feature but they imply 3rd parties might. I have no idea how to investigate this further so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Yes it is called DDNS or dynamic DNS.  There are several paid and free services that offer DDNS.
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My favorite free DDNS service is noip: http://www.noip.com/free

Best paid service (in my experience) is dyn: http://dyn.com/dns/
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Here is more information on DDNS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_DNS
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Could you be a bit more specific? For example, currently on GoDaddy I map my fixed Ip to my website.com. How does that change if I setup a noip account - and  how/what am I entering in noip?
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You register for a no-ip account, then you install the dynamic dns client on your system.

Every so often the client will check the ip address of the system.  If it changes it will send an update to no-ip which will in turn update your DNS record.
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Is there a downside to going with the noip/free as opposed to a paid account?
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I have never had any trouble with no-ip. It is a pretty solid service. However you do not get any support. If you go with a paid service you will get tech support.
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Thanks for the education!
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