Using DNS-O-Matic dynamic DNS updates with Cloudflare

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DNS-O-Matic is a service from OpenDNS for distributing dynamic DNS updates to supported authoritative DNS services. Cloudflare is one of the supported services.

Using DNS-O-Matic allows you to pick and choose what dynamic DNS services you want to notify, all from one easy-to-use interface.

Below are the settings for both DNS-O-Matic and Cloudflare. You’ll want to make sure to use your own information in place of anything wrapped with < >.

DNS-O-Matic Settings

Domain: <>
Host: dynamic

Cloudflare DNS Settings ( > DNS > DNS Records)

 Type: A  Type: CNAME  Type: CNAME
 Name: dynamic  Name: <>  Name: www
 Value: <WAN IP from DNS-O-Matic>  Value: dynamic.<>  Value: <>


Your Cloudflare API Key is found in the My Account section, linked from the top right of the Cloudflare dashboard.

One limit: if you have multiple A records for the hostname you are updating, DNS-O-Matic will update the first record found, not others. (For dynamic DNS, multiple A records for a single hostname is unlikely.) One possible workaround would be to change additional records to CNAME records pointing to the original A record as done in the example records above.



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