I have a domain via Namecheap. They support dynamic dns updates. I'd like to use my airport extreme (firmware 7.6.1) to do the DNS updates, anyone know how to accomplish this?

Here's the info about namecheap's dynamic dns. http://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/category.aspx/11/dynamic-dns

For what it's worth, I am willing to pay the $30 a year to use DynDNS instead, if I could get instructions for setting up the Airport Extreme.

  • Wow - this is a welcome change. So much better than needing to run a computer and software to always report back what the current IP is in response to pings and traceroute tracking.
    – bmike
    Feb 15, 2012 at 20:24
  • Did you experience problems setting it up? The page says that you will get the details after clicking through the setup process (namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/595/11/…) Feb 6, 2013 at 7:46

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DynDNS does support Multicast DNS (mDNS), which provides the ability to do dynamic DNS and much more. They even have handy dandy instructions for setting it up with an Airport Device. It will cost you a $30/yr standard account, though.


you dont need to pay dyndns, setup a standard dyndns host free with a purchased domain name then follow their instructions for apple airport setup, it takes 5 minutes and you get your own choice of domain name not a *.dyndns.org

  • My dns service provider does not support TSIG, so that is not true. My DNS service allows updates only through https and the Airport does not do that.
    – mist
    Sep 25, 2013 at 20:03

I'm using Duiadns, which does support Multicast DNS (mDNS) for dynamic DNS on apple routers. On their official blog there is an article with step-by-step config instructions: https://www.duiadns.net/running-duiadns-on-apple-router

This feature is not available for free accounts, it will cost you a $7.90/yr though.

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    Jul 20, 2018 at 11:31
  • It is one of the fewest dyn dns solutions for apple routers, the answer is matching 100% the question and your problem is that i'm selfpromoting duiadns?! Jul 20, 2018 at 11:35
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    Jul 20, 2018 at 11:44

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