No-IP Is Hiring a Content Strategist

We Are Hiring!

Do you know all about computers, networking, and DNS? Do you love to write? No-IP is Hiring!

If you’re looking to get into the field of content creation and strategy, today might be your lucky day! We are currently looking for a driven Content Strategist develop and execute content strategies that drive traffic and generate leads. The Content Strategist’s responsibilities include determining which formats best communicate various types of content, identifying ways to increase brand awareness, and conducting keyword research. You should also be able to analyze user engagement metrics to determine whether the content is well-received or not.

Your duties will include conducting market research to learn about current content trends and target audiences, participating in meetings with management and team members to identify business objectives and learn more about company products, and creating content to meet those objectives within a given time frame.

The Content Strategist is responsible for overseeing and executing content strategy. They need creative vision, collaboration skills, the ability to understand and work with stakeholders, and the ability to see the big picture for No-IP, our existing customers, and new customers.

Ready to take the leap and join the No-IP team? Learn more about this position and apply today!

Does this position not seem like a fit for you? We are currently hiring for quite a few positions! Check out all of our career opportunities now!

No-IP Team Member Honored with the Tech Star Award at the 2022 NCET Technology Showcase and Awards Gala

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We are so proud to announce that our very own Customer Success Supervisor, Jenny Baker, was honored with the Tech Star Award at the 2022 NCET Technology Showcase and Awards Gala on April 7th, 2022 in Reno, Nevada. The NCET Technology Awards celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of the technology community.

Jenny joined the No-IP team over 4 years ago as a member of our Customer Success team. Due to her extraordinary dedication and leadership, she was promoted to Customer Success Supervisor. Jenny’s dedication to building a team of rockstars who deliver industry-leading customer satisfaction ratings was one of the driving forces in her getting honored with the Tech Star Award.

Kyle Beach (Left), Jenny Baker (Center), Dan Durrer (Right)

Kyle Beach (Left), Jenny Baker (Center), Dan Durrer (Right)

“No-IP is honored to have Jenny as part of the No-IP team. She brings expertise in DNS coupled with compassion and empathy that helps her team thrive. She plays a vital role in ensuring that No-IP customers get any issue they may have resolved quickly and accurately. Jenny plays a vital role in training our Customer Success team and giving them all the tools they need to assist customers. We congratulate her on this amazing award!” Stated Jason Puccinelli, VP of Operations.

Now in its 15th year, the NCET Technology Awards celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of the technology community.

About No-IP:

Since its founding over 23 years ago, No-IP has grown to more than 30 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

About NCET:

NCET, Northern Nevada’s largest networking organization, is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces networking events to help individuals and businesses explore and use technology. NCET’s award-winning programs include the annual NCET Small Business Expo and NCET Tech Awards, and the monthly Tech Bite, Tech Café, and Tech Wednesday events. NCET is funded by memberships, sponsorships, and program revenues, and receives no state or federal funding. NCET is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada. For more information, visit www.NCET.org.

We Want To Hear From You

No-IP is building an entirely new product designed for businesses that establish and manage connectivity to a distributed network of IP devices. Our goal is to simplify configuration, improve security and provide the ability to store information about the sites and devices you manage. All of this will be backed by an entirely new API.

Why are we building this?

We’ve heard from many of you about what your business needs to improve device management and provide simplified remote access to your customers.

We want to hear from you!

While we build this product, we would love your input! We are looking for customers willing to have a brief call to further understand your needs. Are you willing to hop on a quick call? Send us your contact information in the link below and we’ll be in touch.

Do you have a unique use case on how you use No-IP? We want to hear from you too. Simply note how you use No-IP in the contact form linked above and we’ll reach out.

Thank you!

New Feature Alert : No-IP Announces Two-Factor Authentication

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We are so excited to announce the release of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). This new feature helps keep our customers’ accounts secure by ensuring that only authorized people are able to access accounts. This helps limit the impact of malicious activity because it adds another layer of security on top of your password.

Why Two-Factor Authentication?

You may be wondering why No-IP added 2FA as a security feature, or even how 2FA is different from our current login policy. 2FA is one of the highest levels of security that can be implemented to ensure customer accounts remain secure. 2FA is a security practice that requires you to verify your identity using multiple forms of account verification.

When 2FA is enabled, you will log in with the same username and password, but you will be required to enter a time-based one-time password (TOTP) pin from an authenticator app of your choice on your smartphone.

It is more important than ever to enable data security measures like 2FA whenever possible. As threats like password breaches, keylogging, and other security threats are becoming a normal thing, 2FA is an added layer of account protection.

What are the Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication?

  • Additional layer of security on account login
    2FA requires users to identify themselves through additional verification measures, this helps protect accounts from theft. Making it so a password alone isn’t enough to authenticate a login. Lately, major password breaches across all industries happen so often that even a very secure password can be breached. 2FA adds another layer of security to help reduce this risk.
  • Identity Protection
    Identity theft and data breaches are all too common lately. 2FA ensures that if your username or password were ever leaked, your account is still protected by an additional layer of authentication.
  • Compliance
    Many of our customers work in industries like the Government and Health Industries that require extra compliance for third-party accounts.
  • Effective Cybersecurity Solution
    2FA is an effective strategy to keep accounts safe because it is difficult for hackers to crack both a password and have access to the 2FA device.
  • Easy Implementation
    We have made enabling and using 2FA simple and easy by offering authentication using TOTP, which is supported by various smartphone apps. You choose the one that works best for you.

How Do I Enable 2FA On My No-IP Account?

Login to your No-IP account, you can then find the 2FA option within your No-IP account under “Account” and then click ”Security”.

The first step is to choose which authentication app you will use. We suggest using Authy, DuoLastPass Authenticator, or 1Password. However, any 2FA application app that supports TOTP will work. You will then need to download and install whichever authentication app you choose.

After you have downloaded your authentication app, you will need to follow the steps for that certain app to finish the configuration process and fully activate 2FA. Please ensure that you keep your Recovery Codes in a safe place, so you can always get back into your account.

The following Knowledge Base Guides will help you configure 2FA on your No-IP account for the specific apps listed below. Consult your application’s documentation for support with other TOTP authentication apps.

Authy

Duo

LastPass Authenticator

1Password

What 2FA applications does No-IP Support?

Any 2FA application that works with TOTP will work with No-IP’s 2FA.

Does No-IP Require 2FA?

While we don’t currently require No-IP accounts to have 2FA enabled, we strongly suggest that you enable it. 2FA is a simple solution to help keep your No-IP account secure.

What Happens If I Lose Access To My Two-Factor Authentication App? 

When you set up 2FA you will be provided with ten, one-time-use recovery codes that allow you to get into your account without needing to enter your TOTP code. Each code can only be used one time. If you lose your backup codes and your authentication app, you will no longer be able to access your account. Keep these codes in a safe and secure spot that only you have access to.

If I have 2FA set up, do I need an account Security Question? 

Yes, if you ever need to contact No-IP Customer Support. we will need to verify you. One way of verification is by answering your security question. If you cannot verify your account, we will not be able to assist you.

Will you provide other factors of authentication besides TOTP and Recovery Codes?
For now, we are monitoring the usage of TOTP. However, we’re open to adding additional factors dependent on customer feedback.

Does My Dynamic Update Client (DUC) or Other Update Device Require Two-Factor Authentication When Logging In or Sending Dynamic IP Updates?

No, 2FA will only be prompted on our website at this time. We are currently working on separating the Dynamic Update Client credentials from dynamic updates completely. If you want to use different credentials other than your login, you can set up sub-account groups.

What are the Benefits of Adding an SSL Certificate to Your No-IP Free, Enhanced or Plus Hostname?

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SSL Certificates are a great way to increase the security of your hostname because they add an extra layer of security for you and anyone that visits your hostname. Learn the benefits of adding an SSL Certificate to your Free, Enhanced Dynamic DNS or Plus Managed DNS hostname.

What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. This means that your hostname is given a secure connection between it, the Internet browser, and the webserver. This allows websites to transmit private data online, without the worry of it being stolen. You can tell when a website has an SSL certificate enabled, when the HTTP in the URL ends with an S, making it an HTTPS. Example: https://www.noip.com.

What are the advantages of adding an SSL Certificate to your Free, Enhanced Dynamic DNS or Plus Managed DNS hostname?

Encryption and Verification

This is the biggest benefit of adding an SSL certificate to your hostname. The extra layer of encryption shows that your hostname is safe for people to visit. All of your visitor’s data will now be transmitted over an encrypted connection to the hostname and others won’t be able to see what is being sent.

The SSL Certificate also checks that the information it receives is coming from the expected domain. So, if your customer sends personal or private information, the SSL Certificate guarantees it is being sent to the secure site, and not to a potentially malicious one.

Ensures Data Integrity

A website that doesn’t have an SSL Certificate enabled sends data in a plain text format. This means that all of the data that is being sent between the server and the browser can be easily read. If a hacker were to gain access to your domain and then change the information being presented on your hostname, this is an example of domain spoofing.

Domain spoofing happens when a hacker gains access to the information on a website and then changes it before it gets sent to the browser for the user. When this happens, the user is typically not even aware they are visiting a compromised website. When an SSL certificate is enabled on the hostname, this becomes much harder as the data is not sent in plain text, but is sent in an encrypted, unreadable format.

Gains Your Users Trust

When you use an SSL Certificate, your hostname shows up with an HTTPS and a lock icon, signifying the hostname is secure. This helps users feel safe when they are on your hostname and makes them feel comfortable if you are asking them to enter sensitive information, like credit cards, or Social Security numbers.

Our Free Dynamic DNS, Enhanced Dynamic DNS and Plus Managed DNS accounts both come with 1 Free TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate. Additional SSL Certificates can be purchased and start at just $19.99 per year. You can learn more about each SSL Certificate and how you can add one today here.