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Topic # 150355 19-Jul-2014 22:25
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I am looking for a domain registrar that will also provide a dynamic DNS lookup service or work easily with another free service.
I have been searching for this, however I have not found one that does provide this service, they always seem to be separated.

My situation:
I had a domain name registered but hadn't created a website yet.  It was paid for 2 years with 247hosting, however I just checked and the domain name is freely available for anyone to purchase.  Very annoying, so have decided to just re-register with a reputable provider.  Choosing that provider is now proving a problem.
I would appreciate your input and recommendations. 
Thanks

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  Reply # 1092208 19-Jul-2014 22:56
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Maybe you need to provide your budget, because there are many that would offer DNS, and it would be a complimentary services as part of the domain price. Some of the cheap ones, it will be an addon service fee.



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  Reply # 1092670 20-Jul-2014 20:46
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mattwnz: Maybe you need to provide your budget, because there are many that would offer DNS, and it would be a complimentary services as part of the domain price. Some of the cheap ones, it will be an addon service fee.


Most Domain name services are around the $30 mark, so was hoping to get both services together for a similar price. I was hoping this would be an easy question and answer

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1092682 20-Jul-2014 21:07
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Metaname provide a decent control panel w/ API so you can build something or just use http://freedns.afraid.org/

You'll need to set your nameservers to freedns's ones but their control panel is pretty straight-forward to use. 




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  Reply # 1092740 20-Jul-2014 22:52
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Mtbboy:
mattwnz: Maybe you need to provide your budget, because there are many that would offer DNS, and it would be a complimentary services as part of the domain price. Some of the cheap ones, it will be an addon service fee.


Most Domain name services are around the $30 mark, so was hoping to get both services together for a similar price. I was hoping this would be an easy question and answer


You are forgetting though that out of that comes the wholesale price the domain provider has to pay to either the NZ registrar or the NZ register, which if they are a domain reseller, the wholesale price could be anywhere between $16-25 per year. Then they have to pay for the DNS service on top of that, so they are really making very little on that service. THen if they have to pay support costs on top of that, their is probably no profit. So maybe finding one that offers it as part of a paid  add on is an idea. 



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  Reply # 1092741 20-Jul-2014 22:57
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mattwnz:You are forgetting though that out of that comes the wholesale price the domain provider has to pay to either the NZ registrar or the NZ register, which if they are a domain reseller, the wholesale price could be anywhere between $16-25 per year. Then they have to pay for the DNS service on top of that, so they are really making very little on that service. THen if they have to pay support costs on top of that, their is probably no profit. So maybe finding one that offers it as part of a paid  add on is an idea. 


Thanks for your questions. I was really hoping for some answers instead which was why I came here.
I now have my domain listed with 1st domains and have used a separate  free DDNS service.
Problem solved.
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