Starting now, if you would like to maintain your free Dyn account, you must log into your account once a month. Failure to do so will result in expiration and loss of your hostname. This activity helps us eliminate hostnames that are no longer needed and/or dormant. Note that an update client will not suffice for this monthly login.
We understand that the possibility of resulting service interruptions may be frustrating, so we are offering a one-time transition upgrade to VIP status (Dyn Pro) for just $10 USD. Under this status, login will not be required and service will remain uninterrupted for an entire year.
Dyn.com used to be a company that "played nice" for these kinds of things, and it still is a company that has a lot of nice features for corporations that can pay the fees, but they are definitely sliding in the home user aspect. Granted, $10 per year isn't that much, but still...
Are there any decent alternatives out there?"