Domain Names · NAS server

Map your synology address with your own domain and dynamic IP address

In this blog post, i will show you how to map your Synology http address to your own domain, even if you don’t have a static IP address.

If you dont have a static IP address, you are using a Dynamic name service provider like no-ip or synology’s own service. Those services provide you with the address you currently use to access your synology outside your network.

DDNS provider

So in this tutorial I will show you how to access your Synolgoy with your own subdomain:

From: mydomain.synology.me   to    mydomain.com

 

Buy a domain name

First of all, buy or login to your domain name provider. I use Hover for all my domain names.

If you also want to register your domain at Hover, click on this link or the picture below for a 2$ discount, when you sign up an account with them. Disclosure: I get also $2 discount, thanks!!🙂

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                                                   Get a $2 discount if you purchase your domain with Hover

Create a subdomain and point it to your Synology

You don’t need to create a subdomain, but I use the main domain for a website, so I created a subdomain in hover for my diskstation: ds.yourdomainname.com

So, If your domain name is example.com, we will create a subdomain named: ds.example.com

Let’s do that in Hover:

  1. Hostname: Add your subdomain
  2. Record type: CNAME
  3. Target host: Your current address: yourdomain.synology.me

create a subdomain and point it to your synology

Now you can login with your own domain:

mydomain.com:5000

Secure your Synology with SSL encryption (or https)

The main reason for doing this for me, was to enable the possibility to add a SSL certificate and encrypt all my communications to and from the Synology.

 

 

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