You do however get a nice cryptic error message of "WAN IP address is NULL".
In my journey for exploring alternative methods I came across several interesting articles  detailing hacks / mods succesfully performed on the predecessors of my router; the DG834  / DG834G . I was keen to find out if the same was true with my router model. Busy Box v1.00 (20- 0000) Built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
You will be shown a table with your newly created hostname as shown below: Now to finalise the setup procedure we need to enter the dynamic DNS details into the Netgear router so that the service will remain updated should your external IP address change.
To do this log in to your Netgear router and choose the ‘Dynamic DNS’ option from the menu on the left. You can now use your hostname to access your camera from anywhere on the Internet and if your ISP changes your external IP address your hostname should keep track of that too.
This is problematic for people who have Static or Custom DNS hosts that need updating, like myself.
Firstly, I should mention that I am using the latest firmwire available at the time of writing this which is Version 1.02.04 .
This will take you to the page which lets you set up a new hostname: Hostname: Select your required hostname and choose from up to 88 different domains from the drop-down box. Wildcard: This allows access to domains 4 levels or deeper.
You can find this by visiting the following website ‘ All other settings are fine, just click ‘Create Host’ to finish setting up your hostname.
Note you will taken to a checkout procedure but as this service is free you will not be asked for any credit card information: Just hit the ‘Next’ button to view the checkout for free services: Click ‘Activate Services’ to finish and activate your dynamic DNS hostname.
Read and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and click the ‘Create Account’ button.
Your account will be created and a verification email will be sent to the email address you signed up with.