And for the record, Dyn DNS dropped the free accounts entirely in the last two weeks or so.
The only exceptions are the grandfathered "donor" accounts and some special accounts that date back to the 90s.
So much has changed since I started using them 15 years ago.
I'll try to track down some people and see what's up if you don't hear anything. Have a client using dyndns to access his camera system remotely as well as his home automation.
sometime in the last 3 days the public ip address changed so he called us to troubleshoot since he needed to be able to check his house from Florida.
Of course I discovered the Actiontec router was not able to update the dyndns, only after manually updating the dyndns entry through dyndns.com's management page was I able to get things working, at least until the public ip address changes again.
It has nothing to do with your account standing at dyndns.If this is up to date then the client will be able to contact you (assuming your firewall rules allow this).IPCop makes the process of keeping your DYNDNS address up to date easier by providing automatic updates for many of the DYNDNS providers.If IPCop fails to detect your public IP choose 'Guess the real public IP with help of an external server'.Guess the real public IP with help of an external server. Avoid many updates to the dynamic DNS service by comparing the IP registered with your service and the IP that IPCop has detected.
This is why I said Verizon would likely never be up for making it work; if anything they have a reason to go through and remove that from the menu the same way they made the UPn P page disappear and non-functional even when directly accessed.