After Logon for
you've logged on, you will see the following window:
This indicates what your current routable IP address is. This
IP address is obtained by the application sending out a ping
to our servers. Our server then looks at the IP address that
the ping originated from and sends the IP address back to
the application. Under normal conditions this is very accurate.
There are however instances where the IP address returned
is not correct. This can be caused by a caching server in
use by your ISP. If the application is returning the IP address
of the caching server on your ISP, you can go to the advanced
area and change the port that the ping is set on. Most ISP's
that are using caching servers only filter content on port
80. Your best bet is to switch over to SSL, since SSL is not
a cacheable protocol.
Connected indicates that the application can successfully
contact our servers. Not Connected either means you are not
connected to the Internet, or the Dynamic DNS processing server
is unavailable due to maintenance.
This timer shows the amount of time the Dynamic DNS app has
This timer shows the last time an IP ping check was successfully
sent to our servers. The * indicates that a change has just
occurred with your record or IP address.
This counter keeps track of every change during the session,
should you manually update an record, the counter will increment.
If your IP address changes while you are away and you are
using the auto IP resolution, the counter will increment with
each change as well.
The DNS record table has the following columns:
Shows which domain a particular record applies to.
Shows the record type:
- A: Host
Address, A host address record - maps a DNS name to an IP
address I.E.: bob.mario.com will point to 126.96.36.199
- CNAME: Canonical
Name, One of the original record types, a CNAME indicates
an alias domain name for a name already specified as another
resource type in the zone. CNAME is the acronym for canonical
name. IE bob.mario.com will point to mail.mario.com
- MX1: Primary
Mail Exchanger. A mail exchange record is used to provide
message routing to a specific DNS name. This routes all
incoming E-Mail to the server address.
- MX2: Mail
Exchanger. Secondary Mail Exchanger. A mail exchange record
is used to provide message routing to a specific DNS name.
This routes all incoming E-Mail to the server address should
the primary mail server be unavailable.
- NS: Name
Server, specifies that the name server listed has a zone
starting with the owner name. Identify servers other than
SOA server that contain zone information files.
We recommend leaving
this alone unless you know exactly what your doing with
it. Changing this with an incorrect entry will cause your
domain not to work.
we only allow access to the above record types, if you require
access to other record types we would be more than happy
to attach them to your account. We have found that when
providing access to all record types, customers would inadvertently
damage their records, causing their domain(s) to stop functioning)
Shows the name for a subdomain. This will be blank for MX
records and Root records.
Address: Shows either the IP address (for A records) or
DNS name (for CNAME and MX records).
Shows whether or not Automatic IP resolution is in use for
a particular record.
Button: Brings up the "Add Record" window, allowing
you to add a new DNS record to your account. See this Help
Article for information on adding new records.
Button: Deletes the selected DNS record from your account.
Button: Brings up a window allowing you to edit the selected
Button: Brings up a window allowing you to edit the advanced
settings for your account. See this Help
Article for information on the advanced settings window.
For more information or to post questions or comments about
the use of our products please visit our Online Support