i'm wondering why a linked ip is needed if the nextdns server ip addresses can be configured inside ms windows and a router configuration?
Pedro Fernandes said:
actually, this can be done by the IP of the nameservers only - but i don't know if is reliable enough. Every nameserver appears to be different from configuration to configuration.
I’m not sure I understand.
Wouldn’t that mean NextDNS needs an enormous amount of IP addresses?
(multiple for each user?)
Most routers have an option to have DDNS / Dynamic DNS, that automatically syncs your IP on the Router, setting it up your router with DDNS should give you hastle free IP syncing. Using the Windows App also has the same results and is extremely useful for Laptops. On Linux and Apple devices there are clients so you're basically covered in every aspect.
As for instructions, setup the DDNS I use my routers own DDNS service, get the domain and put it on your NextDNS account, it's in the same page where you link your IP just press button to expand the tab below the Sync button. Paste the Dynamic DNS domain to there and save the settings. That's it, now your Router syncs with NextDNS and reports IP changes.
I think linked IP is only needed if you’re using unencrypted UDP 53.
I don’t think you need to link IP if you’re using the client or DOH or DOT.
I never link mine…I just checked and my ip had changed from what was shown at my.NextDNS.io but everything was working fine.