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Quickly Create Free DNS Entries with IPQuick

Quickly Create Free DNS Entries with IPQuick

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As a developer I’m always creating temporary DNS entries to try out new things. I own several domains that I’m able to work with, and more often than not I just end up adding a subdomain for anything I may need.

I’m sure a lot of you own a domain, but you may not want to use it in this way. Maybe you just want to create a quick DNS entry to see if something will even work before going through any extra steps. That is where IPQuick comes in. All you have to do is enter in an IP address and a name to have your DNS entry instantly come to life. If your creative skills have escaped your brain you can actually just leave the name field blank to have it generate something random. As you can see in the screenshot above all DNS entries will end in “”.

This has both an upside and a downside. The upside is that they are trying to make it as simple as possible, which means it’s free and you don’t need to take the time to create an account. The downside is that you don’t have control over the DNS once it has been created. So if you need to change the IP address you’ll just need to create a new DNS entry. Similarly you’re not able to delete an entry that you’ve had created. They say this feature may be coming in the future and that entering your email address will give you authorization to change it later on down the road, but as of right now that feature doesn’t exist.


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