Losing a Domain: What it Means for Your Company and Users


Last week, a router manufacturer lost access to two of its customer-facing domains. They use these domains to give their customers access to their router configurations.

The reason for the loss was a simple oversight; the company did not remember to renew their domain names in time. When they realized the error, it was already too late. Someone had already registered their expired domains using an anonymous domain registration service.

This particular situation has put millions in danger. Currently, when their customers attempt to connect to the domains online, they are redirected to a website that is not affiliated with the company. While that website is not currently a threat, or being used for malicious purposes; it could be in the future. Continue Reading

5 Reasons Every Small Business Needs Server Monitoring

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Every 5 years20 percent of all small businesses experience unexpected downtime. This downtime often causes major damage, resulting in permanent closures for 25 percent of businesses who have a significant incident. Businesses, especially those without huge IT teams and millions of dollars in revenue, can’t afford to experience unexpected downtime. Not only does it cost them time but also money as they try to sort through the issues at hand.

These outages are even more detrimental for businesses who are not aware their systems are down. Quick response is key during an outage and it is necessary to have systems in place to notify you when there is an error. Do you have a system in place? If not, you need server monitoring. Why? Find out below. Continue Reading

30 Things You Can do While Waiting for a Record to Update


One minute may not seem like a lot of time, unless of course you have ever run on a treadmill. However, that is as long as it takes to update a record on the No-IP server. An update is any change made to a hostname or domain name which can include, setting a new TXT record or making an IP address change. The 60 seconds it takes to update the change to your account could be spent doing something productive. So we came up with a list of things you can do while you wait for your record to update! Check them out below. Continue Reading

How I Went to Mexico Without My Dogs and Didn’t Freak Out!

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Last week I spent five days in sunny Cancun, Mexico. My husband and I took the trip as a late honeymoon and we have never traveled together out of the country. We were excited but also nervous because, like many of you, we own dogs.  We actually have three dogs and no kids, so obviously they are our babies. We worried how they would react to both of us being gone for so many days.

My sister was going to come feed, water and play with them twice a day, but I liked the idea of being able to check in on them when I wanted. Well, lucky for me I work at No-IP. So what did I do? I installed an IP camera in the living room and set up Dynamic DNS, so I could have access to them at all times. Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to SSL Certificates


When it comes to your company’s website, security is king. You want to make your users feel safe when entering in personal data on your website. This is especially true for company’s that sell products and services like Amazon, but also for other sites that require accounts to be created like Facebook or Twitter. The easiest way to ensure website security is through the use of SSL certificates. So, what are SSL certificates and how can you use them? Find out below. Continue Reading