5 Days of No-IP – Holiday Sales and Giveaways – Giveaway CLOSED

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and because of that, we are launching our 5 Days of No-IP Sales and Giveaways. Each day from December 20-24, our website will feature a different sale or giveaway. You will have a chance to win No-IP credits and save on some awesome No-IP services. Be sure to head to the No-IP website every day to learn about the different offerings.

GIVEAWAY AND PROMOTIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

No-IP 7th Annual Giving Thanks Food Drive Results

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Thanks to our incredible team, we have raised over $3000 to donate to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. These funds will go directly to the Reno, Nevada community to offer help when needed most. Each month, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps to feed more than 106,000 neighbors in need in the Reno, Nevada community.

2020 has been hard on all of us and there are many in the community that are struggling to feed their loved ones. This year, more than ever, I’m glad we have the opportunity to give back. I’m thankful to work with such a group of caring and giving people. Stated Jason Puccinelli, VP of Operations.

Want to help out? There is still time to donate!  To donate to the Giving Thanks Food Drive, please follow this link: https://fbnn.org/NoIP/.

About No-IP

Since it’s 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 Hosts 7th Annual Giving Thanks (Virtual) Food Drive

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For the seventh year in a row, No-IP is hosting their Giving Thanks Food Drive to benefit the local community. This year is a bit different since we are living amidst a global pandemic, so for safety reasons, we are hosting a virtual food drive. The Giving Thanks Food Drive will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, a local non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping feed more than 91,000 neighbors in need in our community.

Donating is easier than ever. Simply follow the link provided and donate any dollar amount, even $1 can help feed a family in the Reno, Nevada community.

“We believe in giving back to the local community and this year it is needed more than ever. With so many experiencing financial insecurity and hardship due to Covid-19, we are happy to do what we can to help,” stated Natalie Goguen, Marketing Manager.

Want to help? To donate to the Giving Thanks Food Drive, please follow this link: https://fbnn.org/NoIP/.

Donations will be accepted until December 20, 2020.

ABOUT NO-IP:

Since its founding, No-IP has grown to more than 25 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 Announces Launch of Upgraded Billing Management System

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No-IP, the world’s largest Free Dynamic DNS, leading Managed DNS, and domain services provider, has announced the launch of an upgraded billing management system.

In 2019, No-IP decided to move to a subscription billing model, which required that we overhaul our existing billing and payment management system. The new system was launched in 2019. We have recently made some additional customer facing enhancements to our new billing management system that make it easier than ever to manage multiple subscriptions and domains in one account.

Subscription Management Improvements:

  • Multi-subscription renewal (Select any combination of subscriptions / domains for renewal) This makes renewals even easier than before, because you are no longer required to check out multiple times to complete multiple renewals. You can do them all at once, in one transaction.
  • Multi-select subscriptions for bulk update of default payment method. Do you need to update the credit card on file across multiple subscriptions? It is as easy as a few clicks now.
  • Easily assign unique payment methods to each subscription. Would you like to have multiple payment options across different subscriptions? You now have the ability to!
  • We now support the ability to renew a canceled subscription, without having to reactivate the subscription first. Do you want to renew a subscription that was deactivated? Simply choose the deactivated subscription and checkout to reactivate it.
  • PDF invoices for refunds are now available in your No-IP account. This will make tracking refunds even easier.
  • Improved subscriptions renewal and expiration notifications. Missing a notice to renew your subscription can be detrimental to your domain and DNS services. Never miss a notification again with our newly formatted emails.
  • Email notifications are now sent when you cancel a subscription. Cancellation confirmations are now sent via email to let you know the subscription was cancelled successfully.
  • Improved internal tools to allow Customer Success to assist customers faster. Our award-winning Customer Success team now has even more tools to assist you faster.
  • We now support payments with PayPal e-wallet balances. This means checking out with Paypal is an even easier process than ever before.

We hope you find all the upgrades to our billing system beneficial. Have questions or need help? Please do not hesitate to contact us by opening a support ticket, or giving us a call. (775-853-1883)

 

6 Ways to Secure Your Home Network

5 Ways to Secure Your Home Network

Just last week, it was announced that there is a major security exploit that is targeting home Wifi configurations. This is extra troubling since many companies have moved to a work from home employee base. What can you do in order to keep your home network safe? Learn more.

Passwords and Password Management 

First things first, passwords. You should be extra thoughtful when choosing your passwords. Every password should be unique to the login area. NEVER use a password more than once and don’t use a password for important work websites on other logins, such as email and social media. This way, it will ensure that if your password is discovered only one area will be affected.

If remembering all those passwords seems impossible, use a password manager like Team Pass, to safely store and organize all your passwords. Team Pass can also create strong passwords for you, making it easier than ever to use secure passwords. Use passwords that are a combination of letters, numbers and special characters as well as at least 8 characters in length. Keeping them safe, keeps you safe.

Firmware Update

While working from home, you will need to be sure that your devices and computers on your network have all the latest patches and security updates applied in order to minimize the possibility of someone compromising your network. Updating the firmware on your Router can sound daunting, but it’s quite simple. Simply login to the admin interface on your Router, you typically do this by typing the IP address of the router into your web browser. (How to Find Your Default Gateway) Once logged in, navigate to the firmware section and check for an update. If one is available, install it. This should help patch any vulnerabilities.

Network Security Key

A network security key, or Wifi key, is another name for your WiFi network password. It is what allows you and your guests to sign on to your wireless network to access the Internet. Network security keys are also what is used to establish secure connections between the user requesting access and the network or wireless device. This protects a network and its associated devices from unwanted access. You will want to choose a strong WiFi password in order to keep your network safe. If your router came with a password preloaded, it is a good idea to update it to something more secure.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Many companies deal with confidential data and you should be extra cautious of your home network configuration when dealing with this type of information. To keep your data and web browsing extra secure, you should consider a VPN, or Virtual Private Network.

A VPN works by routing your device’s internet connection through your chosen VPN’s private server, instead of your internet service provider’s (ISP) server. There are many companies that offer VPN services for free, or for a small dollar amount.

Disable Network Name Broadcasting

It is smart to disable the broadcasting of your Wifi network name (also know as SSID – Service Set Identifier), so that only people you’ve given your SSID to can access the network. If your network doesn’t show up in the WiFi, it will make it more difficult for someone to log on to it without permission.

Enable Network Encryption

Encryption on your wireless network means that the WiFi signal will be scrambled so unauthorized computers and devices aren’t able to understand the data that is being transferred across your WiFi network. To enable encryption on your WiFi network, open the wireless security settings on your router’s configuration page. This will usually let you select which security method you wish to choose; if you have older devices, choose WEP, otherwise go with WPA2.

If you follow the above recommendations, your home network and data should be protected. What additional security steps have you taken since moving to a remote work environment? Leave your comments below. As always, share this post with your friends and family to help keep them safe too.