🕸 Configuring Synology NAS to use its own domain name. Part 2

synology Jan 03, 2021

In my previous post, I described how to configure DDNS Updater 2 and Google Domains to use Dynamic DNS. Enough time has passed since then and I had to add many subdomains for my fisenko.net domain, each time adding a new subdomain lead me to the following steps:

  • create a new domain configuration on the Google Domains
  • add configuration to the DDNS Updater 2
  • configure the reverse proxy

and each time when I need to for example rename the subdomain I had to do the same. Which is absolutely crazy and obviously not too convenient.

In one of the comments in the previous post, Metalheadkicks left a comment about that wildcard, which could really simplify configuration and support. Metalheadkicks thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

Until today I have been postponing changing the configuration, but today I finally have found a bit of time to switch the configuration to wildcards.

After the changes I did:

  • disabled all previous DDNS Updater 2 configurations. Configurations could be removed as well if you are 100% confident.
DDNS Updater 2
  • added a new configuration using a wildcard *.fisenko.net, see the screenshot above
  • added a wildcard synthetic record in the Google Domains

I got a fully functional configuration without tons of subdomains in the DDNS Updater 2 and Google Domains.

If you read the post then that approach works fine 😉

Thank you!