Mailing List Archived Message #41

From: "Al Savage" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [eCS-ISP] GoDaddy DDNS
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:06:48 -0800
To: eCS ISP Mailing List <>

On 1/24/20 3:45 PM, Al Savage wrote:
On 1/24/20 2:32 PM, Lewis G Rosenthal wrote:
Hi, guys...

On 01/24/20 02:39 pm, Andy Willis wrote:
On Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 1:19 PM Al Savage <
<>> wrote:

    Is what you're discussing some variation of what I'm doing with
$15/year <> and a free Debian IP updater client?  Or
    something else?

Sounds like the same thing.  I've not needed it before but knew
Lewis now is a reseller for godaddy and if I am going to buy a
service, I figured to check that route first.  I want my router to
do it as it will handle it at each IP change.

Al: Yes, exactly.

Like Max, I also used your link to SSL Labs, and found I was overdue
to remove TLSv1.0 & 1.1: done.  Since I use LE, that required
commenting/pasting in two files instead of one.  TG for the internet,
I didn't have to search long to find that fix.

Also my memory of what I've been paying dyn for DDNS was off by nine
years: I last paid $15/yr. in 2011; today, it's almost $50/yr.

Also, Dyn's standard DNS service doesn't even support CAA records,
and these are now (since 2017 or so) considered *required* for any
domain to pass muster. GoDaddy actually *does* support CAA records
and it's entirely free if your domain is registered either through

I have "Pro" (I think I had too many domains to use Std. anymore), but
I just spent a fruitless ten minutes trying to determine the
differences between Std. & Pro, and from what I can see, there is no
Std. pkg. these days: it's all Pro, and at the rate I'm currently paying.

It seems that dyn only offers DDNS Pro for new accounts, but the Std is
still an option when logging in.  Either logged in, or not, there is NO
mention of Standard DDNS anymore.

SSL Labs confirms no CAA for my domains.  Well, I guess my sites don't
pass muster in 2019, but I can't say I'm terribly stressed about it. 
These days, I barely pay any attention to them, unless someone emails
with a complaint, which is darned rare.  If a CA issues my cert to
someone else, I guess I'll deal with the situation then.

Full disclaimer: GoDaddy's DNS *has* had issues in the past and is
nowhere near the robust implementation of Dyn. That said, again, it's
free, and sometimes, free is pretty good.

Yeah, at $50/year, maybe I'd be tempted to spend a couple of hours
moving to a robust, free solution, but I won't, because it's not
broken enough to motivate me these days.

More reading, and see that that Pro does not support CAA records
(; only the Managed DNS
account do, and that is a Cloud service billed by 1M queries per billing
period and I can't fathom what that would cost in terms of real money.

That's where my ambition ran out.  Now I understand the GoDaddy hosting
& DNS allure.

Al Savage

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