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

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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

No-IP Adds Business Analyst Sam Patterson to the Team

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No-IP is excited to announce the addition of Sam Patterson to the team in the role of Business Analyst. Sam comes to No-IP with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a minor in Italian from the University of San Diego. Continue Reading

We Will Be Closed On July 4th In Observance of Independence Day

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In celebration of Independence Day No-IP will be operating under revised hours on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Our Customer Success team will be responding to support tickets sent (or received) during normal office hours. If you would like to speak to our Customer Success team on the phone, our Priority Support line will be available from 10am-5pm PDT. We will resume normal Customer Success hours on Tuesday, July 5.

If you have a question or need help right away, check out our extensive Knowledge Base for helpful troubleshooting articles and support guides.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

 

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

Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality in 2-1 Vote

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Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals voted in a 2-1 margin to uphold Net Neutrality, making Internet service a utility. This new ruling will help prevent Internet Service Providers from slowing down or blocking Internet content to consumers.

“After a decade of debate and legal battles, today’s ruling affirms the commission’s ability to enforce the strongest possible Internet protections — both on fixed and mobile networks — that will ensure the Internet remains open, now and in the future,” F.C.C. chairman, Tom Wheeler said. Continue Reading