SSL Certificate Now Included with No-IP Free Dynamic DNS

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A few months ago, we announced that all Enhanced Dynamic DNS subscriptions now include one TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate. Well, to finish the year off with a bang, we are here with another announcement!

We now include one TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate with every Free Dynamic DNS, Enhanced Dynamic DNS and Plus Managed DNS service. We know that having a secure hostname is important to you and now you can install an SSL on any hostnames managed by No-IP for free!

Our Enhanced Dynamic DNS and Plus Managed DNS customers are eligible to create a TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate at any time.  Free Dynamic DNS accounts are eligible to create a certificate on an active hostname after their account has been active for at least 30 days.

What are SSL Certificates?

An SSL certificate allows internet connections between two systems to be authenticated and encrypted. This allows people to connect to your server and send information without anyone in the middle being able to see what is being sent. Most browsers will display a security warning to your site’s visitors if you do not have a valid certificate installed.

Why is a TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificates (Included with No-IP Free Dynamic DNS) better than a different free SSL Certificate solution?

  • Our free TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificates are valid for a year, but can be easily reissued. Free SSL Certificates from others require validation once every 90 days.
  • Domain Validation is automated and happens instantly. No more waiting around for your domain to be verified. Other solutions can take days and are not automated with No-IP.
  • TXT Record automatically added for domain validation.
  • Very rapid time to issue and validate (typically within 20 minutes).
  • Strongest SSL encryption using SHA-2 algorithms and 2048-bit RSA keys.

If you are already a Free Dynamic DNS customer, follow these simple instructions to add your TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate to your hostname

Not currently a No-IP customer? Let us introduce ourselves to you. 

We are a Dynamic DNS and Managed DNS company that has been around since 1999. We have over 30 million customers, all around the world who utilize our services for remote accessing devices in a simple and secure way that eliminates the need to use third-party cloud services.

We offer a Free Dynamic DNS service that millions of customers use daily to access their devices from anywhere. Whether it is checking in on a loved one via a remote security camera, accessing a computer remotely, or even running a game server to play games with friends and family safely, No-IP has a remote access solution that works! To learn more about our Free Dynamic DNS, check out our Remote Access and sign up for your Free Dynamic DNS account now.

A Toast to 2021

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It’s hard to believe that 2021 is coming to an end, but here we are, ready to celebrate another New Year.

This year, although different from many of the past years, was just as successful at No-IP as ever. Our team continued to work remotely, but we still managed to have a lot of fun and celebrated numerous successes as a company.  The following are some of our favorite highlights from the past year.

2021 Highlights

One FREE TrustCor Standard DV SSL included on Free and Paid DNS Services

We now include one FREE TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate with every Free Dynamic DNS, Enhanced Dynamic DNS, and Plus Managed DNS service. TrustCor was also selected as our preferred SSL vendor for all Premium SSL Certificates. This change also included some exciting enhancements, including Automatic TXT record validation for all TrustCor SSL Certificates.

Hostname Redemption

We also launched a Hostname Redemption, which helps protect free account owners by providing a final period of retrieval before expired hostnames can be created by other customers. This process also gives customers the ability to quickly and easily get their expired free hostnames back, without opening a Support Ticket. This has helped our customers tremendously and provides them with an extra opportunity to keep their hostnames working seamlessly.

We Launched Our Website In German and Spanish

To help our large customer base who speak German and Spanish, we have added both languages to the list of languages that our website is offered in. No-IP is proud to say that our website and services are available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and Italian.

We Launched a Referral Program

Many customers of No-IP have joined us based on the recommendations from others, so we worked hard this year to create a Referral Program to help say thank you to the customers who have encouraged their friends and families to create No-IP accounts. Our Referral Program has been a huge success. Have you joined it yet? Learn more

Infrastructure Improvements and New Data Center

Behind the scenes, we were able to make some significant upgrades to our data center infrastructure that makes our services more robust and reliable. As our infrastructure grew, we ran out of room in our old data center that served us well for years.  So, we expanded from three racks scattered across multiple floors to one cage with five racks on all new hardware! The seamless transition was completed earlier this month when the website and all of its traffic were moved over. We are so excited to have our services backed by an even more robust and reliable infrastructure.

Fun No-IP Stats for 2021:

Our Development Team solved 1000+ Jira Issues, made 3200 commits to the code base, changed 135,000 lines of code, and did over 200 releases.

This year, our Customer Support team updated 30+ Knowledge Base articles, solved 68,268 Support Tickets, including Abuse Reports and they answered 17,921 phone calls all with an average customer satisfaction rating of 92%!

Now to the really fun DNS stats. This year, we answered almost 24 billion DNS queries, did 1 BILLION updates, and created nearly 5 million hostnames.

As we look into the future, we have some very exciting things planned for 2022, one of which will be adding two-factor authorization to our login process. This is a feature that our customers have been asking for and we are excited to finally offer.

Thanks as always for being such loyal customers and we look forward to all 2022 has to offer!

No-IP Launches Localized Websites in Spanish and German

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We are excited to announce that we have expanded our international footprint so even more customers can benefit from our robust solutions without having to rely on third-party apps for translating our website.

While No-IP is based in the United States, we are extremely grateful for the support we receive from our International customers. We currently have over 30 million customers and a Global Anycast DNS network that includes over 130 points of presence across the globe. Recognizing the value that Internationalization would bring to our customer base, we have added Spanish and German to the list of languages that our website is offered in. No-IP is proud to say that our website and services are now available in the following languages:

“This is just another step towards helping our new and existing customers understand the services that we offer. We have been working very hard the last few years to create more localized experiences for our international customers and are very excited to launch this portion of the project.” Stated Vice President of Operations, Jason Puccinelli.

We hope this will provide a better customer experience to all Spanish and German-speaking people that are interested in using No-IP.

This was a massive effort and errors can happen, so we need your help! If you see an error in translation or something that doesn’t quite make sense, please submit a Support Ticket. All of your help is VERY much appreciated.

Don’t see your native language on the list? Don’t worry we have plans to add additional languages in the coming months. Thanks again for being a No-IP customer. 


No-IP lanza sitios webs localizados en idiomas español y alemán. 

Nos complace anunciar que hemos ampliado nuestro alcance internacional para que aun más clientes puedan aprovechar nuestras sólidas soluciones sin tener que depender de aplicaciones de terceros para traducir nuestro sitio web.

Si bien la sede de No-IP está en Estados Unidos, estamos sumamente agradecidos por el apoyo que recibimos de nuestros clientes internacionales. En la actualidad, contamos con más de 30 millones de clientes y una red global de Anycast DNS con presencia en más de 130 puntos a nivel mundial. Reconocemos el valor que puede aportar la internacionalización a nuestra base de clientes, por eso hemos agregado español y alemán a la lista de idiomas en los que se ofrece nuestro sitio web. Es un orgullo para No-IP poder decir que ahora nuestro sitio web y servicios están disponibles en los siguientes idiomas:

“Este es solo un paso más para permitir que nuestros clientes nuevos y los actuales comprendan mejor qué servicios que ofrecemos. En los últimos años, hemos trabajado arduamente para generar una mayor experiencia de localización para nuestros clientes internacionales y estamos muy entusiasmados de lanzar esta parte del proyecto”, dijo Jason Puccinelli, vicepresidente de operaciones.

Esperamos así poder ofrecer una mejor experiencia para todas las personas de habla española y alemana que están interesadas en usar No-IP.

Este ha sido un esfuerzo masivo y puede haber errores, ¡por eso necesitamos de su ayuda! Si encuentra algún error en la traducción o si algo no tiene mucho sentido, envíe una solicitud de soporte. Agradeceremos MUCHO su ayuda al respecto.

¿No encuentra su idioma en la lista? No se preocupe, tenemos previsto agregar más idiomas en los próximos meses. Gracias nuevamente por ser cliente de No-IP.

¡Haga el cambio!


No-IP startet lokalisierte Websites in Spanisch und Deutsch. 

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass wir unsere internationale Präsenz erweitert haben, damit noch mehr Kunden von unseren robusten Lösungen profitieren können, ohne für die Übersetzung unserer Website auf Apps von Drittanbietern angewiesen zu sein.

Obwohl No-IP seinen Sitz in den USA hat, sind wir sehr dankbar für die Unterstützung, die wir von unseren internationalen Kunden erhalten. Wir haben derzeit über 30 Millionen Kunden und ein globales Anycast-DNS-Netzwerk mit über 130 Points of Presence auf der ganzen Welt In Anerkennung des Werts, den die Internationalisierung für unseren Kundenstamm bringen würde, haben wir Spanisch und Deutsch in die Liste der Sprachen aufgenommen, in denen unsere Website angeboten wird. No-IP ist stolz darauf, dass unsere Website und Dienstleistungen jetzt in den folgenden Sprachen verfügbar sind

„Dies ist nur ein weiterer Schritt, um unseren neuen und bestehenden Kunden zu helfen, die von uns angebotenen Dienstleistungen zu verstehen. Wir haben in den letzten Jahren sehr hart daran gearbeitet, mehr lokalisierte Erlebnisse für unsere internationalen Kunden zu schaffen und freuen uns sehr, diesen Teil des Projekts zu starten“, sagte Jason Puccinelli, Vice President of Operations.

Wir hoffen, dass dies allen spanisch- und deutschsprachigen Personen, die an der Verwendung von No-IP interessiert sind, ein besseres Kundenerlebnis bietet.

Dies war ein enormer Aufwand und Fehler können passieren, daher brauchen wir Ihre Hilfe! Wenn Sie einen Übersetzungsfehler oder etwas Unsinniges sehen, reichen Sie bitte ein Support-Ticket ein. Alle Ihre Hilfe wird SEHR geschätzt.

Sehen Sie Ihre Muttersprache nicht in der Liste? Keine Sorge, wir planen, in den kommenden Monaten weitere Sprachen hinzuzufügen. Nochmals vielen Dank, dass Sie ein No-IP-Kunde sind.

Wechseln Sie!

Enhanced Dynamic DNS Now Includes 1 TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate

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We are very excited to announce that all Enhanced Dynamic DNS Subscriptions now include one TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate to ensure that your hostname is always secure. TrustCor Standard DV certificates are ideal for individuals and small businesses desiring a high-quality certificate quickly.

What are SSL Certificates?

SSL stands for secure socket layer. This means that your domain is given a secure connection between it, the Internet browser, and the web server. This allows websites to transmit private data online. It does this by encrypting the information between the user and server, so that third parties can’t hack the information. SSL certificates verify the identity of the user and the web server. You can easily tell which websites have an SSL Certificate because the HTTP in the URL will end with an S, making it an HTTPS. There will also be a lock symbol next to the domain in your browser.

Why is a TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificates (Included with Enhanced Dynamic DNS) better than a free SSL Certificate solution?

  • Validity
    • Our free TrustCor DV SSL Certificates are valid for a year, but can be easily reissued. Free SSL Certificates from others are only valid for 90 days.
  • Domain Validation
    • Automated and happens instantly. No more waiting around for your domain to be verified. Other solutions can take days.
  • Customer Support
    • Getting help when you need it is important. We are here to help. Most free SSL certificates do not offer this type of support.

New Features Now Included with Enhanced Dynamic DNS:

  • Easily add an SSL Certificate to your Enhanced Dynamic DNS Hostname
  • TXT Record automatically added for domain validation
  • Very rapid time to issue and validate (typically within 20 minutes)
  • Keep your hostname secure
  • Strongest SSL encryption using SHA-2 algorithms and either 2048-bit or 4096-bit RSA keys

If you are already an Enhanced Dynamic DNS customer, follow these simple instructions to add your TrustCor Standard DV SSL Certificate to your hostname

Not currently a No-IP customer? Let us introduce ourselves to you. 

We are a Dynamic DNS and Managed DNS company that has been around since 1999. We have over 30 million customers, all around the world who utilize our services for remote accessing devices in a simple and secure way that eliminates the need to use third-party cloud services.

We offer a Free Dynamic DNS service that millions of customers use daily to access their devices from anywhere. Whether it is checking in on a loved one via a remote security camera, accessing a computer remotely, or even running a game server to play games with friends and family safely, No-IP has a remote access solution that works! To learn more about our Free Dynamic DNS, check out our Remote Access and sign up for your Free Dynamic DNS account now.

Interested in purchasing No-IP’s Enhanced Dynamic DNS? Purchase now and *Save 20% on Enhanced DNS.

Use *Coupon Code: SSL20 at check out to save.

Upgrade Now

*Not valid on renewals or upgrades. Only valid on new Enhanced Dynamic DNS subscriptions. Coupon Code expires August 15, 2021.

DIY Home Security Checklist

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Now that we are hopefully moving into a more “normal” summer after over a year of dealing with a global pandemic, we think it is important to talk about home security and simple steps you can take to ensure that your home, family, and belongings are safe when the summer months start.

Setup a Security Camera and Access It From Anywhere. Purchase an IP camera that includes No-IP as an integrated Dynamic DNS provider, and set it up so that you can access it from anywhere you are on any easy-to-remember hostname.

Did you know that 34% of burglars enter their target house through the front door or front, first-floor windows? Going to sleep? Lock your doors! Leaving to run a quick errand? LOCK YOUR DOORS! Going on vacation for a few days? Take a few moments to walk around your home to ensure all of your windows and doors are locked. If you have a sliding glass door, consider getting a wooden dowel or metal security bar in the track to prevent it from being opened if the lock is bypassed. You can also install a pin-style lock on the slider to give you even more protection.

Setup a home automation system. Home automation is the best way to control your entire home, even when you are there! You can buy easy-to-configure devices that let you control them from your phone. You can even use No-IP to set up an easy-to-remember hostname that points to your dynamic IP address. This means you will never lose your connection to your devices, which will ensure your home automation is always working. Home automation can be used to control your lighting (indoor and out), TVs, thermostats, and much more.

Landscape Upkeep. Grass grows fast in the summer and nothing gives away an empty home or someone on vacation for an extended period of time more than an uncut yard. Consider paying a lawn maintenance company to cut your yard for you if you will be out of town for an extended period of time, or even consider paying your neighbor’s teenager to do it.

On that note, friend your neighbors! Neighbors can be a great asset to have. They can watch your home for suspicious activity while you are out of town, or grab packages for you. This one works out really well for me because we have many neighbors with whom we have become close friends. They know when we are out of town and always keep an eye on our house for us. They even bring our packages in to keep them safe. We have had many packages stolen in the past, so this has been so helpful!

Lockdown Your WiFi network. We have an entire post that explains how to do regular maintenance on your WiFi network. Consider doing this a few times a year to ensure your home network is secure.

Get a safe that bolts down and hide it somewhere that a thief wouldn’t look. Master bedrooms are often the first place where an intruder will look for valuables, so don’t hide them there. Think of a closet or another place that is hidden to keep your safe and valuables. Be sure to put all of your important documents like your passports, birth certificates, and jewelry in it and KEEP IT LOCKED.

Install Smart Locks. Lots of people have grown to love coded door locks and for good reason! They are so easy to use and let you and your kids have easy access to your home without having to keep track of a key. But on that same notes, be sure to change door lock combinations and garage door codes periodically. Also, it is important to keep a list of people you have given access to (house cleaners, contractors, pet sitters, etc) because it’s a good first place for the Police to start if your home is ever broken into.

Install Motion Detection Floodlights. Thieves love dark, poorly lit homes and yards because they are an easy target. Consider installing motion detection floodlights, some even have cameras that record if the lights are triggered. These lights will help deter people from coming onto your property.

Install a Home Alarm. Many reputable companies offer home alarm systems. They even have mobile apps that let you alarm and disarm your alarm while you are away. If you have a home alarm, be sure to post the alarm company signs and decals on the exterior of your home and doors. Even if you don’t have a home alarm, consider purchasing alarm signs and decals.

Install a Doorbell Camera. We have a doorbell camera at our home and it’s very nice to be able to see who is at the door when I am not home. It is also great because I can see when a package is delivered, and if it has been retrieved from the doorstep. It also spots cars pulling into our driveway and even traffic on our street.

Hopefully, this will help shed some light on the things you should be doing at your home to help keep your family safe.

Each season, you should spend an hour running through the items on this list to ensure that your home security is ready for the new season.

While you’re going through the assessment, ask yourself the question, “what have I done to prevent theft?” This can be a scary topic, but if you spend time keeping your home safe, it will be 100% worth it. Also, be sure to have this conversation with anyone living in your home, especially children. Let them know that you should always keep your doors locked, and never open the door to a stranger, even if they look official.