KB: Setting dynamic DNS
Dynamic DNS allows you to access your home network remotely with a DNS domain name, instead of remembering your current IP address. The DNS is kept up to date automatically whenever the gateway is running. A domain name allows you to quickly access your gateway installation remotely over the web. An example domain name "joe.imhome.link" or "myshed.sillyme.com". You can select from several Top Level Domains (TLDs) such as "sillyme.come", "imhome.link", and "yombo.me". You can freely pick any available third level domain (also known as subdomain). From the examples above, "joe" or "myshed" are third level domains.
Parts of a domain:
third level domain
|Top Level Domain (TLD)|
Configuring your domain
Caution: Once a domain has been set, it cannot be changed for 30 days.
- Connect to your gateway using your web browser.
- Login if required.
- From the navigation menu, select "Settings" then "DNS".
- In the "domain prefix" field, enter a domain name you would like to use.
- Click on "Search".
- This will show a list of all possible domain names to choose from.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you find a domain you like.
- Click on any domain that says "Available" to set this domain.
- The system will now automatically request an SSL cert for the new domain.
- This usually takes less than a minute to complete.
You can now access your site with the following URL: http://mydomain.yombo.me (change to the domain name that you just selected).