Using DNSMadeEasy as Dynamic DNS provider on Synology Diskstations

Since Synology (despite requests) still has not added DNS Made Easy as a listed provider (despite listing some really obscure services – go figure!) here is the steps to add a custom provider.

DNS Made Easy Setup

Create a new A-Record

  1. Set the name
  2. Set the IP (initial – any valid IP)
  3. Tick the “Dynamic DNS” tickbox
  4. Enter your chosen Dynamic DNS Password
  5. Save the new record

When saving the record you will see a “Dynamic DNS ID” – note down this number. This will become the hostname on the Synology setup.

Synology Setup

Click “Customize” to add a new DDNS provider

Name: DNSMADEEASY
Query URL
http://cp.dnsmadeeasy.com/servlet/updateip?username=__USERNAME__&password=__PASSWORD__&id=__HOSTNAME__&ip=__MYIP__

Click “Add” to add a new DDNS service

  1. Service Provider: *DNSMADEEASY
  2. Hostname: Dynamic DNS ID from DNS Made Easy
  3. Username/Email: your DNS Made Easy email
  4. Password/Key: your chosen DNSMadeEasy DDNS password

Once you save the new DDNS provider you should see the status to go “Normal” in a green color. This means the update was successful. You should now be able to PING the DNS record or if you log in to DNS Made Easy the IP address should have changed to the external IP of your DiskStation.

Author: Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

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