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DNS

Free DDNS as dyndns alternative

DDNS stands for Dynamic Domain Name Systems that allow you to associate your dynamic changed public IP with a domain host name. DDNS allow you to access your home/office computer that serve as ftp service, remote desktop, email and webiste by referring the the domain host name.

The most famous ddns provider is DynDNS but unfortunately Dyn will discontinue their free dynamic DNS account on 7 May 2014.

Normally the user who use the dynamic DNS is the the home user or small business that might not afford for the paid ddns service. Therefore, below are some of alternate free DDNS to replace dyndns

 

Afraid.org

URL: http://freedns.afraid.org/

Free hostnames for DDNS: 5

Review: Provide free DNS hosting as well that allow you to configure static and dynamic DNS record under your own domain name. Support most of the open source router such as DD-WRT, OpenWRT, pfSense. Provided with Windows and Linux dynamic DNS update client.

 

DNS Exit

URL: http://www.dnsexit.com/

Free hostnames for DDNS: (not specify)

Review: Provide free DNS hosting that allow to configure static and dynamic DNS record under your own domain name. Provided with Windows and Linux update client

 

Duck DNS

URL: http://duckdns.org/

Free hostnames for DDNS: (not specify)

Review: Allow to sign-in using Facebook, Reddit and Google account. Provide with multiple ddns update method in http://duckdns.org/install.jsp

 

No-IP

URL: https://www.noip.com/

Free hostnames for DDNS: 3

Review: Provide Dynamic DNS Update Client for Windows. Easily to setup and configure.

Remark: Not recommended because it require for web login every 30 days in order to keep your account active

 

Other free alternative dynamic DNS provider

DNSdynamic http://www.dnsdynamic.org/
Change IP http://www.changeip.com/
ZoneEdit http://www.zoneedit.com/
Zonomi http://www.zonomi.com/
CJB http://www.cjb.net/
3322 http://www.3322.org/
DHIS http://www.dhis.org/
DNS Made Easy http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com/
DynDNS.dk http://dyndns.dk/

 

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Windows

Unable to change / remove Internet Explorer Search Povider

Unable to change / remove Internet Explorer Search Povider

Issue / problem:

Unable to change or remove the default Search Provider for Internet Explorer. It will not work even though you tried to modify or add-in new search provider from http://www.ieaddons.com/en/searchproviders

Cause:

Spyware or adware that modified the Search Provider and restricted the registry permission

 

Solution:

1. Close the Internet Explorer

2. Run Regedit

3. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes key

4. Clear the value for DefaultScope

5. The system will not allow you to delete the key due to permission issue

6. Highlight registy key, select Edit – Permission from menu

7. Allow Everyone to have Full Control over the key

8. Try to clear the value again. You should be able to clear now.

9. Perform the similar task to the other SearchScope key. Reset the permission if fail to delete the key.

10. After edited registy, start Internet Explorer again. IE will prompt and auto-set the default search provider for you.

11. You can now add in other Search Provider from http://www.ieaddons.com/en/searchproviders