How to Setup Plus Managed DNS


The purpose of this guide is to provide you with general instructions for configuring Plus Managed DNS on your domain name.

If you registered your domain with us (or want to) or have already completed a transfer of your domain to us, we will automatically update your nameserver records once Plus Managed DNS is purchased.

If your domain is registered elsewhere, to start using No-IP Plus Managed DNS, you will need to change the name server settings with your domain name registrar. You must use the following nameservers for each domain with Plus Managed DNS:

IPv4
NS1.NO-IP.COM
NS2.NO-IP.COM
NS3.NO-IP.COM
NS4.NO-IP.COM

IPv6
NS1.NO-IP.COM
NS2.NO-IP.COM
NS3.NO-IP.COM

Important Note: It takes between 24 and 48 hours for nameserver changes to fully propagate around the globe to all recursive DNS servers. The nameserver change may show in the public WHOIS database instantly but can take the full 48 hours for everyone to see your domain’s new name servers around the globe. If you see an alert message in your account it will automatically go away after 48 hours. Your domain will not resolve until the change is complete.

Plus Managed DNS grants you one zone for one domain.  This can be upgraded to allow more domains.  For more information on DNS Zones click here.

You are also able to use Dynamic DNS to keep your dynamic IP address synced with our DNS servers. If you need to know how you would set up Dynamic DNS on your network, check out our DDNS guide here. If you don’t have a device that supports us, you can use our DUC on WindowsMac, or Linux instead.  You’ll also need to port forward to resolve to a specific device like a camera, DVR, web server, etc.

To create new hostnames, sub-domains or other DNS records:

  1. Login to No-IP
  2. Click ‘My Services‘ on the left side of the page
  3. Click ‘DNS Records‘ and then ‘Modify‘ next to your domain
  4. Click the ‘Add A Hostname‘ button
  5. Type in your hostname in the top field. Your domain should already be chosen from the drop down menu.
  6. Select your Hostname Type
  7. Enter the IP Address/Target (Your current network’s IP address will be used automatically)
  8. Fill in any MX records you need to be created
  9. Click ‘Add Hostname

To modify an existing DNS record:

  1. Login to No-IP
  2. Click ‘My Services‘ on the left side of the page
  3. Click ‘DNS Records‘ and then ‘Modify‘ next to your domain
  4. Select your Host Type
  5. Enter the IP Address/Target (Your current network’s IP address will be used automatically)
  6. Fill in any MX records you need to be created
  7. Click ‘Add Hostname

Plus also allows you to create Advanced DNS records such as TXTSRVDKIM, etc. Here’s how:

  1. Login to No-IP
  2. Click ‘My Services‘ on the left side of the page
  3. Click ‘DNS Records‘ and then ‘Modify‘ next to your domain
  4. Click ‘Modify‘ again on the host you wish to add the advanced record to
  5. Click the ‘Advanced Record‘ you need to be created (TXT, SPF, DKIM, SRV, IPv6)
  6. Enter in the target information
  7. Click ‘Update