Reno Tech Company Continues to Grow as They Announce 3 New Hires

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Reno, Nevada, June 7, 2017 — No-IP announced another round of new hires as the team continues to grow. The new hires include a Customer Success Manager, Bi-Lingual Support Technician, and a Front-End Developer.

Chelsea Santos joins the Customer Success team as a Customer Success Manager. She joins us with a background in customer service management in industries ranging from the airlines to health care. She understands the customer service industry and what it takes to lead a strong and highly productive team. While not busy working with teams, Chelsea enjoys the outdoors including tearing up the mountains skiing.

Our Development team has welcomed Lars Ames to join the team as a Front-End Developer. Originally from the east coast, he headed west to teach skiing and put his Fine Arts degree to use. Creative and organized with a teaching spirit, now with 15 years of experience, Lars joins our team. Lars has a passion for grilling and smoking meats. “The patience and time it takes to cook a 16 lb turkey is a strangely satisfying way to pass the time on a weekend,” stated Lars.

Lastly, we have hired Jesus Flores-Padilla. He joins the No-IP family as a bilingual (Spanish) Customer Support Technician. Born and raised in Reno, Jesus graduated from UNR with a B.S in Computer Science and Engineering. In his free time, Jesus likes to play softball, baseball, practice game development, and participate in the local competitive fighting game community.

“I am proud of our continued investment in the job industry and community in Reno. It’s exciting to hire new talent to keep growing our company. We said this year would be our year for growth and we are already making good progress towards that goal.” Dan Durrer, CEO and Owner of No-IP said.

Are you interested in a career at No-IP? Check out a list of currently available job openings in our Reno office.

About No-IP

Since its founding 17 years ago, No-IP has grown to more than 25 million customers and is the preferred choice for dynamic DNS. No-IP provides powerful, useful, and reliable services to home users, small businesses and members of the Fortune 500. From Dynamic DNS to Managed DNS and other integral domain products, No-IP delivers trusted products that help people stay connected to their devices and ensures that the domain and related services are fast, safe and always available.

Contact
Natalie Goguen
Marketing Manager
425 Maestro Drive
Second Floor
Reno, NV 89511

Office: (775)360-2263
ngoguen@noip.com

What Developers Say vs. What They Actually Mean

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Check out our latest collection of memes and be sure to share them with your favorite developers and teams :)

What is Typo-Squatting and How Can You Avoid It?

Ever type a web address into the address bar thinking you are going to be directed to Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. and end up at a page that looks strikingly similar, but the page is asking you to participate in a survey to win something?

Those sites are not hosted by Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter. If you look at the address bar, chances are high that you entered a typo in the URL. (especially if you have already been redirected to a different URL) See the screenshot below:
Youtube Typo

What exactly is Typo-squatting?
Typo-squatting is when a person registers a domain that is very similar to a popular website’s domain.  They then use this “copycat” site to steal information like email addresses, data, send malware to your computer, etc. What can you do to avoid getting fooled by a typo?

1. Double check the URL. CitizenHawk Inc., a digital brand management company, claims that up to 20% of all hand-typed URLs are misspelled. If you end up at a site that is asking you to give out some personal information to win something, now is the time to be a skeptic. Chances are highly likely that you are NOT on the website that you intended to visit.

2. Heavily Guard Your Personal Info. Is the website asking you to fill in personal information? Unless you are on a website that you totally trust, don’t do it. It is scary how easy it is for thieves to get our private information and even scarier to think what they can do with it so easily!

Many companies like Facebook, Paypal, and Verizon have become avid fighters of typo-squatters, opening hefty lawsuits against the owners of the domains, but these lawsuits are a long, costly, and arduous process that can easily end in a loss. So what can you do?

Protect Your Domain Name. To hopefully save yourself from a typo-squatter on your own companies domain name, it is unrealistic to say that you should register every possible misspelling of your domain, but you should definitely buy a few.  Adding an S is a fairly common typo, as is forgetting the dot (example: wwwfacebook.com) Register the few that you can afford and redirect those domains to your real site.

So, next time you type a URL and land on a page that says, Take a Survey, Win an IPad! Please DO NOT think “SWEET!” You will soon realize that your email is now receiving a large amount of spam and telemarketers are calling your phone number like it’s nobodies business.

The lesson here is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Have you ever fallen victim to a typo-squatted domain?

No-IP Will be Closed May 29 for Memorial Day

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In honor of Memorial Day, No-IP Support will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017.

Priority Support phone calls and tickets will be accepted from 10 am to 5 pm PST, but all other calls will not be accepted until the following business day. Upgrade to Priority Support if you need immediate assistance, or check out our extensive Knowledge Base for helpful troubleshooting articles and support guides.

Support will re-open for normal business hours Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 am PDT.

 

Tech Jokes Memes – No-IP Memes

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Check out the No-IP collection of tech jokes that are sure to make you laugh, or not. Just click the image to view a larger version. Also, be sure to share your favorites with all your friends. Have an idea for a meme? We’d love to hear it! Leave your idea in the comments below. #noipcom #dadjokes