First off, Dynamic DNS, also known as DDNS, is a service that will instantly update your IP address (the A or AAAA record) if the host (device) changes it.
When your IP address’s lease ends, your ISP (Internet service provider) can change it automatically.
You can use DDNS to ensure that the device will remain accessible if you utilize it as a server. Otherwise, you won’t be able to reach the new IP address or determine it from a distance.
Without Dynamic DNS, if you are operating a monitoring server with a camera at home and you have been viewing the video from a distance, the connection will break the instant the ISP changes the IP address, and you won’t be able to see anything.
Although many IT guys still prefer to work with IPv4, its replacement is already here, IPv6. The shortage of IPv4 is a big issue, and the world keeps going, so it’s time to let it go. The final countdown for IPv4 is running. Let’s talk about what IPv6 has in store to make the best out of it!
IPv6 is the newest version (sixth) of the Internet protocol (IP). Internet protocols are sets of rules for devices to accomplish to send and receive data. This exchange of data occurs between a host and a destination (another host). Therefore, hosts must be identified. Their location is tracked through their corresponding IP addresses, and a route to reach their destination is defined for the complete data exchange to happen.