How Dynamic DNS Saves You Time and Money

how dynamic dns saves you time and money

Money management is one of the most crucial parts of a business. Naturally, most people want to save money and take on as many roles themselves as possible in order to maximize their bottom line, including managing their own IP network. This involves a number of things like setting up and managing various security cameras, accessing servers remotely or ensuring their websites are up and running at all times. Although it is possible to manage all of these moving parts yourself, the logistics are difficult to manage and check up on independently, especially when you have to deal with changing IP addresses and connections going down. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to find a Managed DNS provider that provides Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) services. Even if you are running a single business that doesn’t require a lot of capital, a DDNS service will work well for you in so many ways.

Stay Connected

These days, technology is embedded in our everyday lives, especially if you are running a business. It doesn’t matter how big or small your operation is, the more you incorporate technology into your business, the easier it is going to be to manage it and stay connected to your customers. A DDNS service provider is going to help you not only manage but stay on top of a lot of moving parts such as:

  • Security cameras

  • Web servers

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  • Point of Sale (POS)

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Once you have all your IP devices set up, you might think you can relax and move on. However, setting up devices that are IP enabled means you will also be responsible for reconfiguring all of the links manually if your IP address changes, which it definitely will whenever your connection goes down or something happens with the hardware. Taking the time to resolve these issues manually not only takes a lot of time but can cost you money when your business has to come to a halt. Luckily, DDNS will always keep your hostname updated with no effort on your end. A perfect service is one that runs so smoothly in the background that you almost forget it exists!

Consolidate Costs

If you don’t want to pay for a managed DNS service, then a self-sufficient option is to request for a static IP address from your Internet Service Provider. However, this is easier said than done – While you gain independence from a Managed DNS service provider, getting your own static IP address is already hard to come by and can cost you an additional $75 a year. A static IP address is also less secure than a DDNS system, which means you’ll have to pay for and manage your own antivirus software. Plus, you’ll want to use a cloud-based service for your cameras, VPN, etc., so you’ll have to pay an average of $30 per month for three cameras and $10 per month for a VPN. To top it all off, you would need to download and toggle between different apps to manage all of those. All these extra costs are not worth the headache when you can just use one subscription payment to a Managed DNS service that will take care of all these things anyways.

Keep Tabs From Afar

Being able to manage your business from afar is a sign of a healthy and growing business. Whether you are on a business trip, spending time with family, or simply at a different onsite location, it is so empowering to be able to feel confident that everything is running smoothly and at the same time be able to check up on it whenever you want. Remote access technology through DDNS gives you the power to ensure that your security cameras are up and running, your web server is running smoothly, and there are no hiccups for you or your customers.

Full Support

Starting a new system or changing it up altogether can be intimidating even to the most seasoned technical person. Having the ability to not just email, but call and reach out to a kind and helpful human makes things a lot easier. Instead of scrolling the message boards to hopefully find some helpful tips, you can save time getting help from someone that wants to make sure you succeed. Plus, Having a Managed DNS service provider not only helps you manage everything in one place but also gives you the means and the tools to make changes at any time. Just because you have a managed DNS provider does not necessarily mean you have no control -You can be as involved and as hands-off as you want.

No-IP.com’s free service allows you to keep what you have and the tools to bring it all together and make it more manageable. However, as you acquire more devices or your business starts scaling, you might find yourself needing a package that better fits your growth. No-IP.com’s Enhanced Dynamic DNS and Plus Managed DNS packages are not only easy to upgrade to but they are priced competitively with lots of great tools and additions to equip your expanding IP network. Learn more about what No-IP’s products can do to help you and your business.

Celebrate Our 23rd Birthday with a Giveaway! — GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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Typically, people don’t think of 23 as a milestone birthday – There are no birthday decorations with “23” printed on them at the party store. However, there are some things that are turning 23 that might surprise you:

  • The infectious hit “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys was released
  • The movie “The Matrix” starring Keanu Reeves came out in theaters
  • The USB flash drive was invented
  • The 1st wiki was introduced to the world
  • No-IP was founded by Dan Durrer in his dorm room in college!

A friendly message from our founder, Dan:

“It’s crazy to think that 23 years ago, No-IP was built in the closet of my college apartment with a couple of friends on a hand-built Linux PC assembled over a few paychecks,  running off one of the first DSL lines available in Sonoma County.  To now, running in data centers all around the world backed by a much larger team of amazing people, we still stay true to our roots of helping people connect and share things online. I’m excited for what’s in store for No-IP and our customers.”

A great big “Thank you” to all our customers past and present who have chosen us as their Dynamic DNS provider. We’ve made it this far because of you!

In honor of our 23rd birthday, we are hosting a giveaway! 23 people will win a $23 No-IP Credit. To enter the contest, follow the directions below.

Win a $23 No-IP Credit


 

Our Birthday Giveaway is now closed. Winners will be notified via email for details on their prize redemption. The winners are as follows:

Logan H.
Punya A.
Alejandro F.
Sascha W.
Euli C.
Brendon A.
Santi Maggio S.
Jimmy B.
Isaac W. Jr
Iain G.
Robert H..
Kevin Y.
Sage S.
Daniel F.
Muhammad A.
Reiss B.
Mark Lane H.
Tony T.
Ray B.
Warren B W.
STEVEN T.
Glenn C.
Nick

No-IP Sponsors Event to Benefit the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation: Dozers & Dirt

No-IP Sponsors Event to Benefit the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation

While No-IP has an international presence with over 30 million users from across the world, we are a local company headquartered in Northern Nevada. We love the local area and are dedicated to doing great things for the local community. That is why we are so proud to announce that we are a sponsor of the 2022, Dozers & Dirt event benefiting the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. 

Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation has been helping local families in the Reno, Nevada community since 2000 and is the region’s only non-profit solely dedicated to serving children diagnosed with cancer. NNCCF has provided more than $6 million in direct financial assistance, all through locally raised funding. 

The Dozers & Dirt event takes place on September 24, 2022, and includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for big and little kids alike to operate over 35 pieces of heavy construction equipment, and experience up-close displays of the RAVEN helicopter, a bomb unit, police cars, fire trucks, and more.

No-IP is so honored to be part of an event that does so much to support Northern Nevada children and families. 

If you would like to attend the Dozer & Dirts event, tickets can be purchased online. Ticket and event information is available on the following event website.

Dozers & Dirt Information 

No-IP Donates to Local Foundation

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We are so proud to announce that No-IP recently donated funds to a local non-profit organization, Sierra NV Journeys. Its mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.

Sierra NV Journey’s goal is to raise 250k which would unlock their ability to serve thousands of local Reno-Tahoe students. No-IP was happy to donate 10% of that goal to help kickstart the funding.

“Sierra NV Journeys has positively impacted more than 210,000+ children with their mission to deliver science-based education programs to develop critical thinking skills and inspire natural resource stewardship.”

Our founder, Dan Durrer, stated, “My kids have found the summer camp at Sierra NV Journeys to be fantastic. Throughout the years, all three of my children have attended each summer and they have all found it to be an incredible experience. I wanted to have No-IP help this local organization achieve their funding goal, so I decided to help.”

No-IP and Sierra Nevada Journeys believe that outdoor science education is not just a luxury, but a necessity. “More than 50 percent of the students we serve are from low-income families and 61 percent are students of color. Fundraising growth enables Sierra Nevada Journeys to ensure accessibility to programs for under-served students across our region. Do youwant to help out? There is still time to donate! To donate to Sierra NV Journeys, please follow this link: Support STEM Education – Program Support | Sierra Nevada Journeys.

At No-IP, we are a local company first, and throughout the years have donated to many charities, including the Evelyn Mount Foundation, NV Food Bank, The Children’s Cabinet, Sierra Association of Foster Families, Hack4Reno, and Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission.

 About No-IP

Since its founding, No-IP has grown to more than 30 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 Is Hiring a Content Strategist

We Are Hiring!

Do you know all about computers, networking, and DNS? Do you love to write? No-IP is Hiring!

If you’re looking to get into the field of content creation and strategy, today might be your lucky day! We are currently looking for a driven Content Strategist to develop and execute content strategies that drive traffic and generate leads. The Content Strategist’s responsibilities include determining which formats best communicate various types of content, identifying ways to increase brand awareness, and conducting keyword research. You should also be able to analyze user engagement metrics to determine whether the content is well-received or not.

Your duties will include conducting market research to learn about current content trends and target audiences, participating in meetings with management and team members to identify business objectives and learn more about company products, and creating content to meet those objectives within a given time frame.

The Content Strategist is responsible for overseeing and executing content strategy. They need creative vision, collaboration skills, the ability to understand and work with stakeholders, and the ability to see the big picture for No-IP, our existing customers, and new customers.

Ready to take the leap and join the No-IP team? Learn more about this position and apply today!

Does this position not seem like a fit for you? We are currently hiring for quite a few positions! Check out all of our career opportunities now!