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XName Alternatives

XName is described as 'This Free DNS hosting service is provided to help people that don't want to lose time and money with providers not always reactive to DNS changes' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to XName for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is No-IP, which is free. Other great apps like XName are NameCoin, FreeDNS, Dyn and Dynu Dynamic DNS.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted

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  1. No-IP icon

    No-IP

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    No-IP allows you to create up to 3 free Dynamics DNS hosts for private use. You will need to register for a free account, and either update your IP address via their web interface or download their Windows client.

    Web interface for adding a new dynamic DNS host
  2. NameCoin icon

    NameCoin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Namecoin is a distributed domain name system based on the Bitcoin technology. Namecoin extends Bitcoin to add transactions for registering, updating and transferring domain names.

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  3. FreeDNS icon

    FreeDNS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Free DNS, Dynamic DNS, Static DNS services; 5 free shared hostnames, use anywhere; Unlimited number of domains per account (yes really);

    Web Forward
  4. 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.

    Discontinued

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

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  5. Dynu offers free dynamic DNS service for yourname.dynu.com and yourname.com. It has a simple API(update URL) and offers free update client software.

    Configuring an alias


  6. ClouDNS.net icon

    ClouDNS.net

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Free DNS, Managed DNS and DDoS Protected DNS hosting with included web redirects, mail forwards and Round-Robin load balancing. Instant updates in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.

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  7. UncensoredDNS icon

    UncensoredDNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    UncensoredDNS is the name of a DNS service which consists of two uncensored DNS servers. The servers are available for use by anyone, free of charge.

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  8. BuddyNS icon

    BuddyNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    BuddyNS is the fastest-to-synchronize DNS service on the Internet. Whenever you add or modify records for your domain name, BuddyNS synchronizes within 10 minutes, or immediately with SyncNOW!. As a comparison, most alternative services synchronize in one to twelve hours.

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  9. FreeDNS::42 icon

    FreeDNS::42

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Free DNS service for the self-reliant people who want to experiment on their own, or keep all their zones in a single place.

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  10. FreeDDNS icon

    FreeDDNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    free-ddns provides dynamic DNS service as alternative as the most common services like no-ip or dyndns

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