Any plans to support Google Domains for DDNS?

Maxlever
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edited April 2021 in Security
I have a USG20W-VPN router and want to use the DDNS feature to direct a domain I own (managed by domains.google.com) to my router.  However, I cannot see how to configure the router to send the correct web request.  Any ideas how to get the router to work with google domains today? Any chance you might offer direct support in the future?

POST: https://<username>:<password>@domains.google.com/nic/update/nic/update?hostname=<domain>&myip=<ip address>
Header:
Authorization: Basic <authorization>
User-Agent: <agent>

<username>: is the google provided user name associated with the <domain>
<password>: is the google provided password associated with the <domain>
<domain>: is the domain, managed by google what you want associated with your router
<ip address>: is the router IP
<authorization>:  is <username>:<password> expressed as base64 encoded text
<agent>: is required by google, but it seems it can be any agent text that follows the standard

The <authorization> is the trickiest, and that one gave me the most difficulty.  I couldn't see how to configure the custom DDNS to post this request. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 1,450  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @Maxlever,

    Welcome to Zyxel community.  =)

    About "DDNS support Google domain", It does not at current design.

    Thanks for your suggestion and we will move the request to the ideas section.

    Click like if you think the feature is useful and beneficial. 


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  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 1,450  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @Maxlever,

    Welcome to Zyxel community.  =)

    About "DDNS support Google domain", It does not at current design.

    Thanks for your suggestion and we will move the request to the ideas section.

    Click like if you think the feature is useful and beneficial. 


  • zyman2008
    zyman2008 Posts: 199  Master Member
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    edited July 2020
    Hi @Maxlever ,
    The google domains DDNS API is same as the most of the DDNS provider.
    So you can using the custom DDNS to connect the google domains DDNS API.

  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 1,450  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @zyman2008, Thanks for sharing valuable information to us =)
  • Unfortunately this will only support a limited number of domains.

    I found this problem a few years ago when i moved from Noip.com to google domains.

    If you want to run more domains than supported, suggest you check out DynSite app. Its old (eg 2015) but works great and is cheap.

    You can then run as many domains as you want and works permanently in the background etc. Hope this helps for future reference to anyone facing the same problem i had and helps save them time looking for a solution.


    Cheers,
    Dean

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