I can't get Google's Dynamic DNS API to work for a wildcard domain.

I can get defined subdomains to update their IP just fine but I always get nohost when i attempt to update the wildcard's IP.

This page https://support.google.com/domains/answer/6147083?hl=en doesn't mention wildcard domains.

  • Please let me know how I can improve this question. Thanks! – iambriansreed Feb 20 '15 at 14:38

The trick is to create a Synthetic Record for a any subdomain other that *.

Create the synthetic record for wildcard.domainname.com instead of *.domainname.com.

Then create a CNAME record (not synthetic) of the subdomain *.domain.com and point it to your synthetic records subdomain wildcard.domainname.com.

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The placeholder subdomain wildcard could really be anything.

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  • This also works to add a static ipv6 AAAA Record to wildcard.example.com, for example if you use tunnelbroker.net – Jacob Evans Jun 7 '16 at 4:04
  • Still working well in 2018 – iHowell Jul 26 '18 at 6:12
  • Received error "Name conflict" as of September 2020 :( – sean2078 Sep 13 at 0:49

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