Just some notes for myself, in case I do that again.
Setting the scene: I have finally ordered a Raspberry Pi for christmas and have been playing around with that for a bit. Some of the services should be accessed from the web. First attempt was using one of the predefined dyndns services online, but this morning I had the idea to try with one of the domains I already own anyway.
Domains are registered at iwantmyname.com (my favourite domain registrar with a likeable team from New Zealand). My router is a FritzBox that allows manual entry of dynamic DNS services. Most routers will work just as well.
First, login to your router. When using a fritzbox, you need to enable the advanced view. In the German interface, click on “Ansicht: Standard” at the bottom of the screen. Navigate to Internet > Freigaben > Dynamic DNS.
|Kennwort||Your password for iwantmyname.|
Depending what services you are running locally, do not forget to enable port forwarding in your router.
I don’t know if API or manual settings have higher preference, but for my domain, I have removed all manual DNS entries in the web interface.