At No-IP, we believe in our products and are constantly improving them to make the experience better for our customers. Over the past few months, our Infrastructure Team has been working to improve the speed, performance, and the resiliency of our network. Our DNS infrastructure is utilized by millions of people and currently processes over 83 billion queries a month.
What have we done?
We have greatly expanded the number of PoPs (Points of Presence) that serve our DNS queries. We have also located them closer to our customers, on a greater variety of network providers and geographic locations. This provides faster response times and a network more resilient to failures. These updates have improved our global response times significantly. In addition, the new infrastructure takes advantage of the latest operating system and virtualization technology. This means we can easily scale, upgrade and enhance the system as it runs.
Where did we add Points of Presence (PoPs)?
No-IP has expanded its presence with new capabilities in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Africa. The results of adding over a hundred PoPs and optimizing their geographic distribution have increased DNS speeds by a whopping 500%.
The graphs above show our Anycast Network before and after the updates and expansion. We are now seeing responses on our DNS network that are averaging 5.55 milliseconds.
“One of the pillars of our company is that we strive for 100% uptime,” says No-IP Founder and CEO Dan Durrer. “For us to make good on that promise it is vital that we have fast, reliable and global network infrastructure. Thanks to our team of Engineers, we can now say that we’re right up there with the top providers on the planet regarding speed – and we can do it for free. That’s a strong message.”
In fact, according to a recent measurement by dnsperf.com, No-IP ranked in the top five global DNS providers in raw performance, overtaking expensive enterprise providers such as Dyn and UltraDNS.
What does this mean for you?
This means your domains that are on our DNS services will be backed by a larger, faster and more reliable Anycast network.
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No-IP’s mission is to create secure, reliable and powerful solutions customers across the globe can utilize to connect, manage and interact with their internet connected devices. We strive to provide customers with solutions that are simple, intuitive and engaging. No-IP uses globally Anycasted DNS services in order to provide highly available service to its customers.