Invest in Your Success: Paying for Managed DNS Services for your Growing Business

invest in your success paying for managed dns services for your growing business

When your business is growing and expanding, you might find yourself trying to find solutions to grow along with it. Those free subscription solutions that helped you get on your feet are now what is holding you back – While you initially save money not having to pay for subscriptions and start-up costs, you end up spending more money managing your network or paying others to help you do so. Paying for a Managed DNS Service not only helps support your growing IP network but allows you to maximize it as well. Below are some reasons why it’s a worthy investment:

Uptime All the Time

Not only does a Managed DNS service provider help you offload the work, but a superior provider with an extensive network infrastructure will allow you to have access to 100+ Points of Presence (POPs) through Anycast. The way Anycast works is simple: If Unicast is one-to-one, Anycast is one-to-many. Anycast takes the same IP address and assigns it to multiple locations across the network. If your website is down, that means no customers can access it, and no sales can be generated. Anycast is used to help distribute traffic and query load across the entire network, so one POP isn’t always doing all of the work. Service providers like No-IP have 100 points of presence in geographically redundant locations located across the globe, and therefore help your queries get answered quickly, while also ensuring your website will experience 100% uptime. In other words, if any server is down, the user will be rerouted immediately and not experience any downtime.

SEO Impact

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is how you can help your website rank higher than other websites when customers are researching queries on search engines such as Google, Bing, or Firefox to name a few. Search Engines use special algorithms that take into account things like speed, availability, and security to determine which sites should filter to the top of a search page, and which ones can fall to the bottom. A Managed DNS service not only will give your customers a good experience finding your site, but it will ensure that customers can find it online, to begin with.

Growth is Good

Never sell yourself short – You can easily go from simply starting a business to growing a business faster than you anticipate, which can be exciting, but a little nerve-racking. As more devices get added to your IP network, you will not only need a service that can help you manage the extra moving parts but one that is ready to give you plan options. There is no one size fits all scenario, especially in business. For example, you might need to add more zones or support managing different advanced records like:

  • A
  • AAAA
  • CNAME
  • Web Redirect
  • Port 80 Redirect
  • MX
  • TXT
  • SPF
  • DKIM
  • SRV
  • CAA
  • DMARC
  • PTR

As more traffic rushes to your site, you will see that the number of queries escalates to a degree you never thought possible. While this can be an exciting and auspicious business trend, there are some service providers, especially those from highly reputable companies, that tack on additional fees and charges to customers that experience this type of growth boom. Fortunately, there are other service providers like No-IP that celebrate customer growth instead of penalizing it by providing another great feature: Unlimited queries. Plus, the process of moving from a free service to a dedicated Managed DNS one is seamless, easy, and can be done with the flip of a switch.

Elite Support

Sure, you can manage your DNS yourself, or use the basic DNS that is included with your domain registration, but both of these situations will leave you frustrated and your DNS underperforming. The task of managing your own DNS server can be confusing and can leave your network vulnerable to downtime and other security issues, all while taking you away from the most important parts of your business.

Our Managed DNS service will give you something that not a lot of service providers can offer: immediate support. There is something very valuable about getting in touch with a friendly and tech-savvy Customer Success Representative to answer all your questions or help solve any of your issues. Plus, our Customer Success team has even created an extensive knowledge base and easy-to-use DNS editor that you can access and use independently whether you are a paying customer or not. When you migrate to our paid service, you are not only getting the same great customer service, but you also get higher priority. Sadly, it can take some companies days or even weeks just to receive your complaint, or respond back to you and in business, any downtime, even for a few minutes, can cost you money.

Branding

Your customer’s experience is crucial to the success of your company. Everything from the company email address to the URL they type into their computer affects how the customer perceives your business as legit and professional. The more consistent your branding is the more professional you portray your company. However, if you have a lot of nuances like random ads on redirect or different domain names in the URL, your professional front starts to decline. Paying for a unique domain for your company or paying to remove ads not only makes you look like a scaling business but also keeps your customers focused and undeterred.

As you can see, these are the ways that a great service provider like No-IP can set your business up for success. Take a look at all the customizable options that No-IP has to offer and see how you can best maximize and support your growing network.

 

How Dynamic DNS Saves You Time and Money

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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.