DynDNS.org won't allow DNS changes?


#1

I’ve got a domain name that I registered with DynDNS.org a while ago. Now, I want to host that site at DreamHost, but DynDNS says that they don’t allow nameserver changes. Well, they allow incoming transfers, but not outgoing. How do I get this to point at Dreamhost? I’m confused.


#2

Registrar transfers and nameserver changes are two totally separate things. I think any registrar /has/ to let you do either of these things, though I could be wrong.


#3

Ugh. Generally, I’m just really confused about this. I currently have my site hosted in my living room, but my upload speed is so slow that I wanted to move it to DreamHost.

At DynDNS.org, I see no way to change my DNS names. I get the feeling that if I could setup DreamHost to tell DynDNS to point my domain to it’s website that I’d be all set. Yet, I don’t see that option, either. When I try to ‘transfer’ the domain to DH, I get an error message on the button (which I wrote to support about).

My previous config: setup my router at home to tell DynDNS where my webserver was. The router had my username and password with DynDNS. How in the world do I get the domain to point to my account on DH?


#4

What’s the domain name?


#5

It’s still pulling from my living room. I’ve turned off the DDNS stuff in the router, but DynDNS refuses to let go of the IP.


#6

According to the whois output:
Please login to your account at https://www.dyndns.org/account/ to
manage nameservers and contacts for your domain(s).

The domain is actually registered through OpenSRS - dyndns is the reseller. You should be able to change:
NS1.MYDYNDNS.ORG
NS2.MYDYNDNS.ORG
NS3.MYDYNDNS.ORG
NS4.MYDYNDNS.ORG
NS5.MYDYNDNS.ORG

to ns1.dreamhost.com, ns2.dreamhost.com, and ns3.dreamhost.com from their web interface.


#7

Thanks for your assistance. DynDNS has a terrible interface. They ‘highly recommend’ that you don’t change your DNS servers, so they hide the interface that allows it. I swear that I spent at least 4 hours trying to find that interface, and I finally did this morning.

So, thank you very much. I assume that it takes 12-24 hours to propagate out?


#8

[quote]I assume that it takes 12-24 hours to propagate out?

[/quote]

Should be much faster now with VeriSign’s rapid DNS update. :wink:


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