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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 a Dynamic DNS service 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, RaidenDNSD, DynDNS Simply Client and GnuDIP Dynamic DNS.

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  1. Dyn icon

    Dyn

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  2. Dynamic DNS client for Windows

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  3. Marcs Updater icon

    Marcs Updater

    • 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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    Simple settings dialog for quick and easy setup.
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    DDNS Updater

    • 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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    DDNS Updater Admin: DDNS API
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    RaidenDNSD

    • 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.

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    DynDNS Simply Client

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableDynDNS Simply Client can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. GnuDIP Dynamic DNS icon

    GnuDIP Dynamic DNS

    • 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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    Dynsite

    • 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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