Get Your SSL Certificates Here!

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Fresh new SSL certificates available right now at No-IP™. No-IP announces the ability to offer the security of Secure Link SSL Certificates to our customers. A Secure Link SSL certificate from No-IP.com shows your customers that your web site is safe for them to submit their credit card and other personal data. No matter if you have a static or dynamic IP address, a big business or small, No-IP offers the best value in SSL certificates.

The Secure Link SSL Certificates offer comprehensive authentication procedures (domain name and identity verification) for a high level of security protection. It confirms that you are who you say you are in a virtual world, encrypts information sent to and from your web server and protects data from tampering. It’s ideal for any web site, intranet or extranet that needs the safety of secure online transactions.

Unlike some cheap alternatives that claim to offer your customers security, a Secure Link SSL Certificate is only issued after a comprehensive validation process. To ensure proper issuance of your SSL certificate, the following validation steps will take place before a certificate is issued:

      A) We verify that the Account Holder Information provided in your application:

      • Matches the registrant information in the Whois database.
      • Corresponds with credible providers of business information such as Dun & Bradstreet, Articles of Incorporation, Business Licenses, etc. If any other documentation or information is required during this step, we will contact you.

B) We will also telephone your organization to confirm:

      • An order was placed for your SSL certificate.
      • The person who placed the order is authorized to do so.

For more information about our SSL certificates and to see which one is right for you, please follow this link.

No-IP.com Introduces SSL Certificates

NO-IP.COM INTRODUCES SSL CERTIFICATES

Las Vegas, NV, February 3, 2006 — No-IP.com today announces the availability of Secure Link SSL Certificates. No-IP™ SSL Certificates offer comprehensive authentication procedures, including domain name and identity verification, providing a high level of security protection for ecommerce websites.

No-IP’s offers three different types of certificates to match the needs of any business. With up to 256 bit encryption, No-IP™ SSL Certificates confirms that businesses are who they say they are in a virtual world, encrypt information sent to and from web servers and protect data from tampering while in transit. They’re ideal for any web site, intranet or extranet conducting secure online transactions. In addition, Secure Link SSL certificates include a limited Guarantee to provide site visitors extra assurance that the protected site is safe to conduct online business. The Guarantee provides up to $1,000,000 of insurance against losses resulting directly from an online credit card transaction as a result of a mis-issued Secure Link SSL certificate.

Unlike similarly marketed alternatives, a Secure Link SSL Certificate is only issued after a comprehensive validation process. Some of the requirements that must be met before the issuance of a certificate include independent verification of business information with credible providers such as Dun & Bradstreet, verification of Articles of Incorporation, Business Licenses, etc. Before issuing a certificate we will also telephone the organization to confirm that an order was placed for an SSL certificate and that the person who placed the order is authorized to do so on their behalf.

Certificates can be issued in as few as one to two business days and live telephone or email support for SSL certificates is available 24/7.

For more information please visit:
http://www.no-ip.com/services/certificates/ssl_compare.html

About No-IP™
No-IP™, a subsidiary of Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, LLC, is a leading dynamic DNS and online services provider dedicated to helping companies and home users manage their Internet presence. No-IP™ offers a wide selection of online services, including domain registration, email solutions, server monitoring, and managed DNS to over three million users worldwide.

SSL encryption for Alternate-port SMTP

Today No-IP lauched SSL encryption for Alternate-port SMTP. Now clients like Outlook and Mail.app can use an encrypted channel to submit their email. Simply set the correct port and turn on SSL encryption in your client and you are done! The ports are these:

Outlook and Outlook Express (implicit SSL clients)
Use port 465 and check the Use SSL Encryption check box.

All other modern email clients, STARTTLS enabled (explicit SSL clients, e.g. Thunderbird, Mail.app, Evolution)
Use port 3325 or port 587 and check the Use SSL Encryption check box.

This information can be found in the No-IP FAQ item, Does No-IP provide encrypted mail transfer (SSL)?

And, as a bonus, here is a little geek knowledge. Implicit SSL means that SSL is implied, that from the moment the connection is made all data is going to be encrypted. Explicit SSL means that the client must explicitly request SSL. Basically, when a connection is made the server announces that it can do SSL and the client says that it wants it. From that point forward the channel is encrypted.

Implicit SSL is used for SMTPS on port 465, but that standard is deprecated in favor of the more adaptable STARTTLS (RFC 3207). TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and has become a standard for protocols like SMTP. STARTTLS offers the convenience of one port with both plain text and encrypted channel and in that right is more versatile than implicit SSL. Most modern email clients support STARTTLS, save Outlook and Outlook Express. Perhaps in the next version.

Over 3,000,000 Served!

No-IP.com is proud to announce that we recently signed up customer number 3,000,000 (yes THREE MILLION)!

That’s 3,000,000 users who have found No-IP to be the perfect partner for their presence on the Internet. Whether it’s our industry leading Dynamic DNS services, our robust Managed Mail solutions, or any of our other offerings, we’re glad to be the service provider of choice for so many of you.

Our staff works continuously to maintain our infrastructure and make sure that No-IP.com is there when you need us. We constantly strive to bring you innovative products that enhance your ability to function online and we’re overjoyed to see the results bear fruit in an ever-growing base of users.

This tremendous growth wouldn’t be possible without the support of our loyal customers who recommend us to their co-workers, friends, and family: For that we give you our thanks!

Happy Holidays from the No-IP team and we look forward to serving you in 2006.

NS2 Moved

NS2.no-ip.com has been moved to a new IP address. The new ip address is 204.16.252.6.  Please take this time to update your DNS and firewall configurations if you are using the No-IP Squared service.

The old address will continue to provide resolution while customers migrate to the new address.  We will be disabling the old address on December 6, 2005.

This is part of our planned network upgrade at our datacenter in San Diego.