jo2jo wrote:a while back i setup several dynamic ips with changeip.com becuase the someone wrote a mikrotik script for it.
Well i just WASTED about 6 hours reconfig many of my dynamic IP mikrotiks boxes because for some ridiculous reason change ip requires you to log in every 6 months (keep in mind i have had a NEED TO LOG IN IN OVER 4 YEARS). If i had know this joke of a restriction i would have NEVER used changeip for my system back 6-7 yrs ago when i first started with MT stuff.
So anyway, notice to others, find a better solution for dynamic IPs, change ip is a horrible solution that will eventually mess you over just so the owner get a few more hits to his site (if you dont log in to your account on the website your account gets erased.- keep in mind there is ZERO reason to ever log in).
avoid changeip dyn services.
We have found that in the vast majority of cases, names that are not active within 6 months are no longer needed/desired. As such, free Dynamic DNS domains are automatically expired by the system after 180 days of account inactivity (no logins, dynamic DNS updates, etc), to make them available again to new customers. Paid dynamic DNS domains, as well as accounts which contain any paid services, are not subject to this policy. To prevent your name(s) from expiring, simply make sure that you update or log in at least once every 6 months!
Caci99 wrote:I have noticed that as well. They will send you an email notification that the free domain are about to be removed if you don't login, anyway. One can say that if the router does the login, it is the same as logging in using the account. Don't know. May be they do that so if there are some testing configurations, they make sure to remove them so can free up those names. If I recall correctly, dyndns has the same policy though.