What is DNS-O-Matic?
DNS-O-Matic is a free service for distributing your dynamic IP changes to multiple services with a single update.
Who runs DNS-O-Matic?
Does DNS-O-Matic provide hostnames or other DNS services?
No. DNS-O-Matic does one thing very well: distributes dynamic IP updates to all your chosen services.
Who should use DNS-O-Matic?
Everyone who needs to keep their IP address updated with a service or services. Some potential uses include keeping your dynamic DNS hostnames updated and using your OpenDNS custom preferences.
Does DNS-O-Matic cost any money?
No. DNS-O-Matic is free.
Is my information secure with DNS-O-Matic?
DNS-O-Matic account creation and service provision is handled under Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. DNS-O-Matic does not store any passwords in plaintext.
Where available, DNS-O-Matic suggests using a service's update credentials rather than account credentials.
How do I send my updates to DNS-O-Matic?
How do I update all my DNS-O-Matic services at once?
Leave the hostname parameter blank. Or, if your software client requires a hostname, send
all.dnsomatic.com as the hostname.
How do I get DNS-O-Matic to support a new service?
Review the checklist and ask. It helps to encourage your provider to check out DNS-O-Matic, too.
How do I get my preferred software to send updates to DNS-O-Matic?
Read the documentation, and ask your client software developer nicely, pointing them to the API. We're happy to help.
Where does the name DNS-O-Matic come from?
We love the simplicity and utility of Ping-O-Matic, a service for distributing blog updates to multiple services, and knew DNS-O-Matic could play a similar role for dynamic IP users of DNS services.