Mail Reflector and Backup MX Service [NOTICE]

Due to Hurricane Sandy and the devastation that has swept the East Coast, customers with Mail Reflector and/or Backup MX Email Services will have their emails held for 14 days, instead of the typical 7 day retention period.

We wish all of our East Coast users a fast recovery. Our thoughts go out to everyone. Stay safe.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact our support team!

Halloween Trivia![GIVEAWAY]

Halloween Trivia! The correct answers to our are:

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CONGRATS to our winners of our Halloween Giveaway! If you are one of the following poeople, please email your t-shirt size to ngoguen-halloween@no-ip.com. Please note, we are currently out of size Medium shirts. If you would like a $15 No-IP credit instead, simply request it in the email. Thanks!!

ryan
george moon
adam robertson
morgan
alex copland
richard sheasley
mox
dawn herrick
Mitchell Blommestyn
Dave Gavin

 

Hurricane Sandy vs. DNS Redundancy

As Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) barrels towards the East Coast threatening tens of millions of people, promising to be the “storm of the century”, a lot of our users are wondering, what will happen to my domain? Will it be okay? Will it suffer any downtime?

Yes and NO. Although No-IP does have points of presence in Ashburn, Virginia and New Jersey, our robust network will not be affected by power outages or flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy because our network is globally redundant. All data that is hosted at these two locations is also hosted at our 9 other locations across the globe and since our network is backed by our Anycast DNS, if one of these data centers were to go down, the traffic will just be routed to the next nearest location.

Please remember  DNS is an essential part of the Internet.  If your web servers are only hosted in one location, and something happens, your entire website can be wiped out. Having DNS that is hosted in many geographically diverse locations, like ours, means that even if the unthinkable happens, your customers will still be able to reach your site.

The location of DNS servers is important in ensuring 100% uptime. We deploy name servers across the globe at geographically unique data centers using different tier 1 bandwidth providers to ensure a natural disaster or connectivity outage does not disrupt our robust DNS network. Check out No-IP Plus Managed DNS for more information.

To all of our friends and families on the east coast, we hope you find a safe place to ride out the storm with your loved ones.

 

 

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No-IP Customer Highlight Series: BC Perigramma

Today we are starting a series highlighting some of the unique uses for the No-IP service.

BC Perigramma is an innovative Greek company that is cutting carbon emissions and providing cheaper power to thousands of people, and No-IP’s Dynamic DNS service is an important component of their Solar Park operation.

The design and implementation of 11 photovoltaic systems (PV systems) with a total power output of 1.7 MWp (roughly enough energy to power 2000 homes for a year) is no small task. The systems consist of solar panels from companies such as Suntech and Bosch, and over 150 inverters from SMA. The PV plants will prevent over 3,108 Tons of Carbon Dioxide every year.

Monitoring the parks and the thousands of sensors is another major undertaking. Up to the minute, information is crucial and allows for corrective and preventive maintenance to be performed as needed, avoiding costly outages of service.

“In every park, we place 3G cards to have information about the park’s performance,” stated Theodor Tsiolis, Mechanical Engineer- BC Perigramma.

With 3G modems in the field and No-IP updating the changing IP address, the BC Perigramma team is able to efficiently and effectively run the entire grid remotely.

No-IP is proud to be a world leader in Dynamic DNS services and we are happy to help you, whether your goal is hosting a Minecraft server or powering your city.