2020 Year End Wrap-Up

It is hard to believe that 2019 is already over. How are we in a new decade already? 2019 was a busy year for the No-IP team. We had lots of fun and celebrated many successes this year. Learn about everything that No-IP accomplished.

Official Subscription Launch

Last year, No-IP partnered with an industry-leading subscription management platform to improve our billing system and pricing capabilities. This past year we launched this new system to all customers. Our teams have spent the time to continue improving our new system. Aside from a couple of minor hiccups, customer feedback has been positive. We hope to launch more features of our billing system in the next few months. 

My No-IP

Many customers may have noticed some changes to the My No-IP Management part of our website. Our awesome designer, Lars, decided it was finally time to finish the task of migrating all over our legacy management pages into the new design interface. Although it still needs some tweaks to make the experience even better for our customers, we are excited that the design is finally the same throughout our website.

POPS Across the Globe

DNS is a pretty competitive market, especially when it comes to speed. Our engineers have spent lots of time this past year updating our DNS network and infrastructure. We have continued to improve our DNS infrastructure to increase the speed, performance, and resiliency of our DNS network. Our DNS infrastructure is utilized by millions of people and currently processes over 83 billion queries a month. We have continued to expand our Anycast DNS network further across the globe, reducing resolution time and expanding capacity.

26 Million Customers

You heard that right, 26 MILLION. We have been on this journey for a long time and are so thankful for each and every one of our customers. 

Hosted Our Sixth Annual Giving Thanks Food Drive to Benefit The Northern Nevada Food Bank

Thanks to our amazing team, we were able to donate 838 POUNDS of food to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.  It is truly incredible to work with a group of people that believe in giving back to our community. 

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2020

Last year, we launched new pricing and plans for our Plus Managed DNS product and in the next year, we plan on further advancing our Managed DNS product. In addition to expanding our network, we will also be expanding our features. We are committed to our customers and want to hear from you. What are the features that are most important to you when you are looking for a Managed DNS provider? Please take a few minutes to take our survey. Upon completion, you will be given a coupon to *Save 25% on Any New No-IP service (*excludes domain registration and renewals).

While this year has been one of our best yet, we are even more excited about what the future holds for No-IP and can’t wait to share with you some of the new products we plan to offer in the coming months.

Since 1999, our customers have been spreading the word about No-IP and the helpful services that we offer. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for all of you. Thank you for being loyal customers and choosing No-IP as your Dynamic DNS and Managed DNS provider!

Website Maintenance for the New Decade

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It’s hard to believe it is already 2020. It seems like just yesterday that the world was in a panic about Y2K. So what are the things you should do to prepare your website for the new year? The best way to start the decade is to focus on some basic domain and website maintenance. What should you do to get your website updated? Find out below.

1. Update Your Copyright Date

If the bottom of our website still says 2019 for the copyright year, you will need to update it to match the current year. To update it easily and have it automatically update every year, use the following Javascript in your footer:

<script type="text/javascript">
  document.write(new Date().getFullYear());
</script>

2. Check Your Domain Expiration

Do you know when your domain expires? If not, you should log in to your account and check the expiration date. If it is set to expire soon, renew it for another year. While you are there, add a credit card or payment option so you never have to worry about it expiring. Setting up a payment option will opt your account into auto-renew. This will not only save you time but could also save you a lot of money because letting your domain expire can be a very costly mistake. While you are there update any out of date contact information, including your physical and email addresses. Keeping all of that information is imperative to the safety of your domain, as well as that of your business.

3. Review Your Website

Make sure all your website information is current. Are all your newest product offerings on your website? Does all the copy reflect the most up to date information for your business? Often times websites get built, copy gets written and then nothing else happens. Sure, you may add a new product offering to your shopping cart, or change the logo, but is everything else right? Does your about page say you have been in business for 10 years, even though it has been 15? Giving your website a quick yearly once-over will help prevent small copy errors from slipping through the cracks.

4. Analyze Your Web Traffic

This should be something you are doing weekly, if not daily. But if you aren’t, get an analytics tool like Google Analytics and check things out. You can compare traffic from month to month/year to year and brainstorm ways to try to increase traffic for the new year. Are you running CPC campaigns? Check your ad copy and keywords to be sure that they are still relevant and that you are still targeting the right customers and sending them to the right webpages on your site. Consider creating a new campaign and a few new ads to keep your content current and fresh. This may be the most important maintenance you do this year, as analytics has the ability to show you when a problem occurs so that you can work to fix it. Always make sure this is updated and that all your tracking tools are working properly.

Following this simple maintenance checklist will guarantee you are ready to take on the new decade. Cheers!