Why does it matter? Being able to interface directly with the registries means we will have more control over the domain registration process. There will be less delay in processing inbound zone transfers, faster lookups while searching for available domains, and overall a better end-user experience from support to managing your domains.
When is this going to happen? We anticipate development to begin on the new registry system within the next month. If all goes as planned No-IP will begin using its own registrar API in the first part of 2007. As we progress we will keep everyone posted as to where we are in the process.
How will this affect my service? This change will be pretty much transparent. Once implemented all new domain registrations and transfers will go through the new No-IP registrar system. Existing domain names will be transferred over from SRSPlus to No-IP when they are up for renewal. This process will be detailed in an email when you renew your domain name.
This is a big step for No-IP and we look forward to being your one stop shop for managing your domain name.