DirectUpdate Alternatives

    DirectUpdate is described as 'application that runs transparently in background (as a service, even when no user is logged), and check the IP address assigned to the machine' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are eight alternatives to DirectUpdate for Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, PortableApps.com and Mac. The best alternative is Dyn. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Dynamic DNS client for Windows or Marcs Updater. Other great apps like DirectUpdate are DDNS Updater (Free), RaidenDNSD (Paid), GnuDIP Dynamic DNS (Free, Open Source) and Dynsite (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 15, 2019

    1. Using Dyn’s dynamic DNS eliminates the headache and human error associated with tracking ever-changing IP addresses and allows you to avoid the alternative of purchasing pricey static IPs. Dynamic DNS Pro costs 55 USD annually for 30 dynamic hosts

      Discontinued

      This service was discontinued and replaced by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in May of 2020.

    2. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      DDNS Updater 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.
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      • Windows
      You can control your domain, provide DNS services, provide dynamic IP client update service (DDNS Client) to customers; it also features various advanced features such as Remote Control, Dynamic update, Single Step Wizard, Domain Diagnose Tool.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The GnuDIP software implements a Dynamic IP DNS service. It provides client machines with a static DNS name even if their IP address is dynamically assigned.
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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      DynDNS Simply Client is a computer application (for DynDNS users) that keeps your hostname's IP address up-to-date. The DynDNS Simply Client periodically checks your network's IP address and it sends (updates) the new IP address to your hostname in your...
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