The DNS IP integration will expose an IP address, fetched via DNS resolution (every 2 minutes), as its value. It provides both IPv4 and IPv6 lookup as separate sensors depending on accessibility to resolvers.

  1. When you enable the integration with the default value, it will query the OpenDNS nameservers with the hostname myip.opendns.com, which will resolve to your external/public IP address.
  2. If you specify a hostname, a regular DNS lookup will be performed, providing you the IP the hostname resolves to.


Adding DNS IP to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:


Options for DNS IP can be set via the user interface, by taking the following steps:

  • Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
  • In the sidebar click on Settings.
  • From the configuration menu select: Devices & Services.
  • If multiple instances of DNS IP are configured, choose the instance you want to configure.
  • Click on “Options”.

You may override the default nameservers that are being used by setting any nameserver you like.