DynDNS is a business which provides Internet services. Of use to average techie, is their dynamic DNS service which allows you to host a server (web, ftp, etc) with a dynamic IP address while still using a URL such as (http://www.example.com), which depends on static IP addresses. Most Internet service providers provide their clients with a dynamic IP address, which makes it easier for the ISP to manage their IP addresses. Static IP addresses are required usually to host websites on, because visitors need to use a DNS server to convert the domain name (such as example.com) to an IP address (such as 18.104.22.168). It is difficult to keep updating DNS servers while keeping all of them in sync, so this is why dynamic IP addresses are not often used to host websites or other network services over the web. The dynamic DNS service provided by DynDNS allows people to host a website using a dynamic IP address; there is even a free service that anyone can use.
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