What makes No-IP’s Free Dynamic DNS different?

We have found ourselves with many new customers since the announcement that DynDNS would be discontinuing their free dynamic DNS service. Because of this, we would like to take a few moments to talk about what makes No-IP and our services different from our competitors.

First, let’s start at the beginning…

No-IP was founded in 1999 in a college dorm room in California. Flash forward 15 years and we are still growing with over 18 million users worldwide, earning No-IP the title as the world’s largest free dynamic DNS provider. Not only is No-IP touted as the world’s largest free Dynamic DNS provider, but also as the best and most reliable Dynamic DNS provider. The reviews of our company speak for themselves, our customers are our brand advocates; from forums to social media and blog posts, our customers love us and we love our customers!

We are a small company with a large presence. We have recently grown our employee base to 14 full-time employees, with 2 part-time employees in the mix too. We all work hard to give our customers the best user experience that we can. Because we are such a small and tight knit company, we are able to have an awesome company philosophy; work hard, play hard. We enjoy taking breaks to go out to lunch with the entire team and go on company outings with family and friends. Oh and we like to do things like this too… One of our developers got turfed.

 

But enough about us and back to our awesome dynamic DNS service. It has changed very little over the past 15 years. Most changes have been to the benefit of our customers, including adding new domain choices, more features and hardware to back our extensive network. We are always innovating and improving our services. This includes our most recent release of new versions of both our Windows and Mac Dynamic Update Clients, so our service works on the latest operating systems. We have also expanded into International Payments, making it easier for customers in other countries to checkout in a currency familiar to them. We even accept Bitcoin, how bout them apples?

Although we are mostly known for our dynamic DNS service, we also offer a robust managed DNS service. We are proud of our ever-growing DNS network and the websites it supports. Over the past year, we have added 7 points of presence (POPs) to our extensive Anycast network, bringing our total POPs to 18 with more scheduled to come online in the near future. More server locations mean your website will be up, no matter what part of the world you, your customers, or readers are connecting from.

So, are you making the right choice by choosing No-IP? YES and for that, we thank you for choosing us.

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11 Comments.
  1. I envy that workplace ;-)
    But beware of water sprinkler system :-P !
    Thank you and keep up with your great work guys.

  2. john whitham

    brilliant , totally reliable ,works all the time, fantastic value,
    I have moved over from Dyns, and because No Ip , always works, I have
    even decided to take out a subscription . and I am a tight, Yorkshire Man, ? ?
    keep up the good work.
    thank you j g whotham

  3. Axis camera

    Noip works great. Only problem I have is with Netgear. I have the WNDRMACv2 Netgear router; and they only support Dyndns … can’t even create a custom DDNS. I wrote them asking for a firmware update correcting this flaw, all of which went nowhere. I had to use my old Linksys-Tomato router in order to use NoIp. Maybe you can convince Netgear.
    Thanks.
    Brian

  4. david cuddy

    How come you never reply to support e-mails? More accurately, how come your mailserver returns incoming e-mails as undeliverable?? I’ve been trying to contact you for a month. Every mail I send gets returned, with “no route to host” errors. One such NDN is attached.
    =========
    : connect to 172.20.20.58[172.20.20.58]:9925: No
    route to host
    Reporting-MTA: dns; mail1.no-ip.com
    X-Postfix-Queue-ID: AD5069A1DB4
    X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; kyphos@bell.net
    Arrival-Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 18:57:14 -0700 (PDT)

    Final-Recipient: rfc822; ticket@mail2ticket.no-ip.com
    Original-Recipient: rfc822;ticket@mail2ticket.no-ip.com
    Action: failed
    Status: 4.4.1
    Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; connect to 172.20.20.58[172.20.20.58]:9925: No
    route to host
    Return-Path:
    Received: from nexen.lax (localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1])
    by mail1.no-ip.com (Postfix) with SMTP id AD5069A1DB4
    for ; Mon, 12 May 2014 18:57:14 -0700 (PDT)

  5. Mark

    I’ve been a No-IP user for quite a while. Nothing beats the ease of use that No-IP has, especially with the DUC software. Back when DynDNS was free, it was hell trying to set up an account and get a host configured. I just wish the morons that write the (default) firmware for routers like Linksys, Netgear, and DSL modems like ZyXEL would support No-IP instead of only supporting crap services like DynDNS when they give you Dynamic DNS configuration options.

    • Thanks for you comments! Our team is working on integrations with new routers every day. Stay tuned. Hopefully No-IP will be in many more choices in the near future!

  6. Am from Indis and would like to pay but the problem is no paypal accounts and no credit cards.only net banking available. Any solution.?

  7. I had to switch from dyndns as well, and so far I am enjoying the noip.me address. The only request/suggestion that I would have would be to release software to support Ubuntu. It is a growing operating system and something that I use almost exclusively at home. There are work arounds to ubuntu, but to have something I can apt-get would be much easier!

  8. Maurizio W.

    Really love your service,
    I was with DynDNS for years only to merely use VNC,
    and in my last Router this provider is the only allowed.
    Now I am a happy user of your Dynamic Update Client
    that permits me to be reached even on remote location.
    I thank you sincerely.

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