No-IP’s Formal Statement on Microsoft Takedown

We want to update all our loyal customers about the service outages that many of you are experiencing today. It is not a technical issue. This morning, Microsoft served a federal court order and seized 22 of our most commonly used domains because they claimed that some of the subdomains have been abused by creators of malware. We were very surprised by this. We have a long history of proactively working with other companies when cases of alleged malicious activity have been reported to us. Unfortunately, Microsoft never contacted us or asked us to block any subdomains, even though we have an open line of communication with Microsoft corporate executives.

We have been in contact with Microsoft today. They claim that their intent is to only filter out the known bad hostnames in each seized domain, while continuing to allow the good hostnames to resolve. However, this is not happening. Apparently, the Microsoft infrastructure is not able to handle the billions of queries from our customers. Millions of innocent users are experiencing outages to their services because of Microsoft’s attempt to remediate hostnames associated with a few bad actors.

Had Microsoft contacted us, we could and would have taken immediate action. Microsoft now claims that it just wants to get us to clean up our act, but its draconian actions have affected millions of innocent Internet users.

Vitalwerks and No­-IP have a very strict abuse policy. Our abuse team is constantly working to keep the No-­IP system domains free of spam and malicious activity. We use sophisticated filters and we scan our network daily for signs of malicious activity. Even with such precautions, our free dynamic DNS service does occasionally fall prey to cyber scammers, spammers, and malware distributors. But this heavy-handed action by Microsoft benefits no one. We will do our best to resolve this problem quickly.

The list of domains that were affected by this takedown are the following:
3utilities.com
bounceme.net
hopto.org
myftp.biz
myftp.org
myvnc.com
noip.me
no-ip.biz
no-ip.info
no-ip.org
redirectme.net
servebeer.com
serveblog.net
servecounterstrike.com
serveftp.com
servegame.com
servehalflife.com
servehttp.com
servemp3.com
servepics.com
servequake.com
sytes.net
zapto.org

About No­-IP
For over 14 years, No­-IP has been offering the best and most affordable Dynamic and Managed DNS solutions. Our robust Anycast Network with points of presence in 18 different world­class facilities across the globe guarantees our 100% Uptime, because let’s face it, there are no upsides to downtime. No­IP is the preferred choice for users on the Internet for dynamic DNS compared to smaller, less reliable alternatives. Our DNS Experts will ensure that your website is fast, reliable and always available.

Contact
Natalie Goguen
Marketing Manager
5905 South Virginia Street, Suite 200
Reno, NV 89502
press@no-ip.com

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The Top 5 Signs You Should Invest In DNS

DNS is an integral component of your overall website strategy. So why should you invest? Individuals and enterprises alike spend valuable resources creating and promoting their brands and forget about managing perhaps the most important aspect of it - their domain name.

These are the Top 5 Signs you should invest in a managed DNS solution.

1. You have ever said, “Our website is up, but you can’t get to it.”

2. You rely on your website for revenue generation. Less downtime= more money in your pocket. Even a few minutes of downtime can end up costing you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

3. Your website only has one managed DNS provider, or you rely on your hosting providers DNS.

4. You don’t have a budget to manage your DNS in-house, or the desire to worry about it.

5. If you want your website to be fast. With our 18 points of presence across the globe on our Anycast network, your users will be connected to the server that is located closest to them. This makes connecting and loading webpages on your site faster.

So, why not invest today? Sign up for Managed DNS now to get your domain running in tip top shape.

 

No-IP Dynamic DNS Now Integrated Into Buffalo Routers

No-IP is very proud to announce our integration into Buffalo routers.

Starting with model WZR-1750DHP Buffalo users will be able to download updated firmware from the Buffalo website:
www.buffalotech.com/support-and-downloads/downloads
Buffalo has not announced the rollout schedule, but the plan is to include No-IP in all of their products beginning this summer.

“Working with Buffalo on the integration was an excellent experience. The speed with which they were able to move through the integration process was quite impressive and they were very responsive to our feedback and suggestions.”

An integrated Dynamic DNS solution is a value add for consumers. Dynamic DNS enables customers to access their computer remotely, run a server, or even monitor a webcam while away from their business or home. Dynamic DNS gives you the advantages of a static IP address even if your IP is dynamic. With No-IP, you create an easy to remember hostname. This hostname is what you type into your browser to connect to your devices remotely.
More Information
Learn more about No-IP integrated dynamic DNS for routers and other devices. Check out the Buffalo WZR-1750DHP router. Learn more about No-IP dynamic DNS or managed DNS services. Also, download our OEM Partners White Paper to learn more.

About No-IP
For over 14 years, No-IP has been offering the best and most affordable Dynamic and Managed DNS solutions. Our robust Anycast Network with points of presence in 18 different world class facilities across the globe guarantees our 100% Uptime, because let’s face it, there are no upsides to downtime. No-IP is the preferred choice for users on the Internet for dynamic DNS compared to smaller, less reliable alternatives. Our DNS Experts will ensure that your website is fast, reliable and always available, guaranteed.

Contact
Natalie Goguen
Marketing Manager
5905 South Virginia Street, Suite 200
Reno, NV 89502
Office: (775)853-1883
ngoguen@no-ip.com