DDNS Updater Alternatives

    DDNS Updater is described as 'checks for changes to the external IP address of a Microsoft Windows computer, and updates a dynamic DNS (DDNS) service whenever a change is detected' and is a Dynamic DNS Service in the Network & Admin category. There are five alternatives to DDNS Updater for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is OpenDNS Updater, which is free. Other great apps like DDNS Updater are Dynamic DNS client for Windows (Free), Marcs Updater (Free), DirectUpdate (Paid) and Dynsite (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 15, 2019

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OpenDNS recommends that you use our client-side software to keep your dynamic IP updated for your network. The OpenDNS Updater will run in your system tray and send updates to your account whenever your IP address changes.
    1. It’s essentially a PAR‘ed up version of a slightly modified ddclient, packaged as a Windows service with an NSIS wrapper around it so that you can install/uninstall it a bit easier.


      Last version 1.5.0 was released in 2016, and it seems it doesn't work on Windows 10.

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    2. Your router doesn't support DynDNS, OpenDNS or DNS-O-Matic by default or is limited in number of dynamic DNS services? You can use this simple client to send IP changes to your dynamic account automatically.
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    3. DirectUpdate is an application that runs transparently in background (as a service, even when no user is logged), and check the IP address assigned to the machine.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      DynSite automatically updates your dynamic IP address every time it changes on one or many dynamic DNS services or by email. This allows anyone to connect to the servers (Web, FTP, NNTP, etc.) running on your own computer using a fully qualified domain name (e.g. myhost.dyndns.
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