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.

Love our services? Send us some love on Twitter! We reply to most tweets and love to hear from our customers! @NoIPcom

#SelfiewithNoIP Contest Winners!

And the winners are… We are excited to announce that since we couldn’t decide our favorite entry in our #SelfiewithNoIP contest, we have chosen two winners of a LIFETIME of Enhanced Dynamic DNS! The two Grand Prize Winners are:

 

 

Don’t be sad if you didn’t win the grand prize! We are sending each and every entry in our contest some No-IP swag! Just be sure to fill out the following form if you entered the contest. If you don’t fill out the form, you won’t get your swag. We will verify the form entries with the contest entries, so if we can’t verify that you sent a tweet, you won’t be sent swag.

Please be sure to stay tuned for more awesome contests and giveaways from No-IP!

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Heartbleed Bug: What you need to know

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Heartbleed Bug: Flaw in OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1

On April 7, 2014, security researchers revealed the Heartbleed bug to the Internet community. The Heartbleed bug is not a flaw in the SSL or TLS protocols; rather, it is a flaw in the OpenSSL implementation of the TLS/DTLS heartbeat functionality. This flaw allows hackers access to data that should be protected by SSL and TLS protocols like usernames, passwords, emails and instant messages, credit card information, and more.

Check out this xkcd illustration for an easy to understand explanation of the Heartbleed exploit.

Running a website?
Customers running websites can use https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ to test their site to see if it is vulnerable. If it is, you will have to patch your system and get a new certificate issued.

Worried about visiting websites with a vulnerability?
By this time, most websites with issues should be fixed, but customers concerned with this should be encouraged to change passwords, not reuse passwords, and keep a close eye on any critical accounts.

Hardware vulnerabilities?
Customers that are worried about vulnerabilities in their hardware can check device manufacturers websites for firmware updates. If a firmware update is available, do not hesitate to update it. Note that when you update your routers firmware you may need to reconfigure your router, including port forwarding settings etc.

The No-IP website and services were not affected or vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

Have questions, comments or concerns? Leave them in the comments.

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It was just announced this morning that Dyn DNS has officially shut off their free dynamic DNS service.

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