I have a question about creating or setting up a CNAME record. Currently on my home router (that I own and manage), I am using one of the free DDNS services so that I can remotely connect back to my home router (running a VPN server) using a DNS name instead of my IP address. The service has been working great and there are no issues.
Here is what I’m trying to do now – at another location, I have cable modem service from my ISP and they own the cable modem with built in wireless gateway. Unfortunately they have disabled the DDNS section in the web GUI. I have read there is a work-around to this problem for my particular ISP. Apparently if you go to IPchicken.com, it returns a ‘Name Address’ that essentially points to my specific device and I can create something called a CNAME record for this.
I have no clue where to begin, or how to do that. I see that on the home page for the free DDNS service that I am currently using, there is support for A, AAAA, MX, NS, TXT, LOC, RP, HINFO, SRV, CAA as well as CNAME records. I don’t know if that means I can set this up there as well.
Thanks in advance!
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