Create a NO-IP alternative hosted on Threefold

Technical side:

What is no-ip?

The No-IP Free Dynamic DNS service takes your dynamic IP address and makes it act as though it is static by pointing a static hostname to it and checking every 5 minutes for changes to your IP address. If your IP address changes, our Dynamic Update Client updates your hostname with the current IP address. This means you can run a server from home and access your computer, or IP camera remotely.

Its essentialy a DNS Server Service, with a software agent installed on the client computer to report they’r IP to the DNS database, this way the URL is allways pointing to you server\computer with dynamic IP, no more need for Static IP.

Great proof of concept for a allways on aplication as DNS Servers must be allways on.

Some workloads deployed on Threefold may replace the need of a static IP by using a URL pointing to a Dinamic IP (Static IPS are not abundant on Threefold network, this may reduce theyr need).

Blockchain domains supported, maybe even create a Threefold Domain structure, making this a truly unstopable internet.

DNS Updates can be made in less than 5 minutes, maybe even 30seconds, Threefold has the compute power to do this easily.

Business side:

This should be developed by Threefold because:

This service can be rented to every one on planet earth, just like NO-IP, the proceeds would go to Threefold.

This service should be ofered to any client renting ComputeUnits on Threefold, both to prove the resiliency of Threefold network and as an added bonus of not needing to rent a static IP, lowering costs

This Service should be hosted on nodes\farmers that want to provide this service, and they would receive some small compensation.

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Decent idea. Do you have any dev skills to help contribute to making it?

This is actually Already partially implemented, gateway nodes use a single ip to deploy multiple workloads with a public domain under a single ip

You could actually create a dynamic dns service on the grid incredibly easily just using the cockpit images with nginx.

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It’s also possible to point a top level domain directly towards a gateway IP, then route that traffic to a dynamically IP’d machine over Wireguard or Planetary Network.

We imagine that the Grid will need an alternative DNS system at some point. Perhaps the future is some kind of federation of various next gen/decentralized DNS systems. That’s probably the direction where we’ll focus our efforts, but we can of course provide some support for anyone wanting to build something on top of the Grid.

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Nop, I work in IT but im not a developer…