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Lorex: Setting up a DDNS

Lorex maintains a free Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) for customers who purchase compatible products.


  • Connect your DVR / NVR to your network router with an Ethernet cable.
  • Complete port forwarding setup. Click here for instructions on how to set up port forwarding.
  • Ensure you have the MAC address for your system. This is located in your Networking menu, or System Information on your DVR / NVR.
  • Create an account. Click here for instructions on how to create an account.

To set up a free DDNS:

  1. In your web browser, enter to access the log in page.

  2. Enter your Username and Password to log in to your account.

  3. Click the DDNS tab (Lorex Website: DDNS Tab), and click Set up a new DDNS.

    Lorex Website: Add DDNS

  4. Enter a Device Name of your choice, the MAC Address, and the URL Request of your choice.

    REMINDER: The URL request is the unique name that would be placed before your link. For example, if you enter test, your URL request would be

  5. Click Add Device. You will receive an email with your username, password, and URL.

  6. In your DVR / NVR, right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.

  7. Click Main Menu, and then click the Setting icon (Setting icon), and then click Network > DDNS.

  8. Ensure the Enable checkbox is selected.

  9. Enter your updated DDNS under Domain Name.

  10. Click Apply to save the settings, and then click OK to exit.

    LHV LNR: DDNS Window

REMINDER: Your DDNS may take 10-30 minutes to update with the network.

Change or delete your DDNS

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