- Simple DNS Plus
- Knowledge Base
- Usage requirements
- KB article #82
I have an "always on" Internet connection (cable, DSL, etc.), but my IP address is assigned dynamically. Can I still run my own DNS server?
You can run Simple DNS Plus and take advantage of DNS
caching no matter what type of Internet connection you are using
In order to host domain names with your own DNS
server, you need an IP address which doesn't change (or changes very
Many cable/DSL Internet providers do assign IP addresses
dynamically, but in most cases this does not mean that your IP
changes - you just get the same IP address assigned over and over
So for all intents and purposes the IP address is static -
and is perfect for running a DNS server hosting domain names.
make sure that your IP address doesn't change, you probably need to
monitor this for at least 10 days (or contact your connection