1. What is DDNS
DNS: Domain Name System
To translate the numerical IP addresses like 22.214.171.124 into domain names, which can be easily memorized by humans like “milesight.org”.
DDNS: Dynamic DNS or DynDNS
To translate changing IP addresses into a constant domain name. This is used to provide a persistent domain name for a resource that may change address on the network.DDNS provider: ddns.milesight.com, dyndns.org, freedns.afraid.org, www.no-ip.com, www.zoneedit.com
2. How to Set DDNS
So far, Milesight cameras can support 5 DDNS servers.
1) You can choose “ddns.milesight.com” as provider for DDNS
Step1: Recommend to enable and configure UPnP ports which can be used directly in DDNS, click“Save”for saving your setting.
Step2: Tick “Enable DDNS” and then click“Save” to see the blue “DDNS is running” on the top.
Step3: After Step 6 has been finished, and the status would show like this:
2) You also can choose the third party as provider for DDNS
Take freedns.afraid.org as an example:
Step1: Log in http://freedns.afraid.org.
Step2: Click on the “Sigh Up!”.
Step3: Create a new account under server.
Step4: After registering successfully, please activate the Email and then choose to add a new subdomain.
Step5: After adding a subdomain, please check the HASH for this account. Click on "Dynamic DNS” option, window will pop up as below:
Step6: Click on the “Directly URL”.
You can check HASH from the following address:
Step7: After Step 6 has been finished, enter the information on the web; and the status would show like this: