No-IP Hosts 6th Annual Giving Thanks Food Drive

No-IP 6th Annual Food Drive

For the sixth year in a row, No-IP is hosting their Giving Thanks Food Drive to benefit the local community. The Giving Thanks Food Drive will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping feed more than 91,000 neighbors in need in our community.

Having access to healthy food is essential for our community, many of who face hunger, therefore, we ask that those donating food choose the most nutritious items available whenever possible. Items needed for donation include the following:

  • Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Spaghetti/Ravioli (Low-Sodium Preferred)
  • Protein: Peanut Butter, Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Dried or Canned Beans
  • Grains: Whole Grain Cereal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Pasta
  • Fruits: Canned (Packed in 100% Juice or Light Syrup), Dried Fruit, Applesauce (No Sugar Added), 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
  • Vegetables: Canned (No Salt Added and/or Low-Sodium Preferred)
  • Dairy: Shelf Stable Milk
  • Kid-friendly Snacks: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Animal Crackers, Graham Crackers
  • Baby Products: Formula, Infant Cereal, Baby Food

Please ensure items are non-perishable and NOT expired. We believe in giving back to the local community that we all love so much. The holiday season means many different things to people, but it should never be met with food scarcity. “Each year, our team is so happy to be able to give back to our community,” stated Natalie Goguen, Marketing Manager. “I am so thankful to work for a company that believes so much in giving back to the local community,” said Goguen.

Want to help? To donate to the Giving Thanks Food Drive, please bring donations to the No-IP office at 425 Maestro Dr. Second Floor, Reno, NV 89511, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Donations will be accepted from Tuesday, November 13 through Tuesday, December 12. Food items should be nonperishable. Please ensure that items are not expired.


Since its founding, No-IP has grown to more than 25 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.

No-IP Now Offers IPv6 Dynamic DNS

No-IP IPv6 Dynamic DNS

What is IPv6?

IPv6 is an Internet addressing system that is designed to replace IPv4. It works in a very similar way as IPv4 but offers some additional benefits.  As the pool of available IPv4 addresses diminishes, there was a need to implement a protocol that offers a much larger pool of IP addresses to accommodate the ever-growing demand in the IP space.  We continue to see an increase in the number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that are providing IPv6 connectivity. This means that you may already be using IPv6 and don’t even know it. Under the IPv6 protocol, domain names like are changed into IP addresses via DNS as usual, but instead of the IPv4 DNS record type A, IPv6 uses record type AAAA, often referred to as “Quad-A.”  Because the adoption of IPv6 has been slow, many domains have both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. An example for can be found below:

  • IPv4 address for is
  • IPv6 address for is 2607:f8b0:4007:80d:0000:200e

Most operating systems are dual-stacked, meaning that they support both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously and the system will choose which address to access.

What’s New with our Protocol?

The changes we have made to our dynamic DNS compatibility protocol allow for both A  and AAAA hostnames to be updated individually or dual-stacked.  We have also added functionality to send IPv6 updates through IPv4 systems.  By doing this, we have given developers the flexibility to offer Dynamic DNS services through their devices and software in whatever format best meets their use case. Please check out our updated integration page or contact our integration specialists to find out more about our Dynamic DNS API and how it now supports IPv6. Get started now by offering your customers DDNS with full support for A and AAAA records using our dynamic DNS API!

Need IP Detection?

If you are looking to use our dynamic DNS compatibility protocol on devices not connected directly to the internet (i.e., devices behind NAT), the router may be assigning IP addresses locally.  These DHCP events may occur without the router external IP address actually changing. In this case, we have provided an IP detection service that can be implemented to check for IP address changes on these devices to keep them connected to a hostname. To find out more, please visit our IP Detection Service page.