How to Setup Plus Managed DNS


The purpose of this guide is to provide you with general instructions for configuring Plus Managed DNS on your domain name.

If you registered your domain with us (or want to) or have already completed a transfer of your domain to us, we will automatically update your nameserver records once Plus Managed DNS is purchased.

If your domain is registered elsewhere, to start using No-IP Plus Managed DNS, you will need to change the name server settings with your domain name registrar. You must use the following nameservers for each domain with Plus Managed DNS:

IPv4
NS1.NO-IP.COM
NS2.NO-IP.COM
NS3.NO-IP.COM
NS4.NO-IP.COM

IPv6
NS1.NO-IP.COM
NS2.NO-IP.COM
NS3.NO-IP.COM

Important Note: It takes between 24 and 48 hours for nameserver changes to fully propagate around the globe to all recursive DNS servers. The nameserver change may show in the public WHOIS database instantly but can take the full 48 hours for everyone to see your domain’s new name servers around the globe. If you see an alert message in your account it will automatically go away after 48 hours. Your domain will not resolve until the change is complete.

Plus Managed DNS grants you one zone for one domain. You’ll need to configure a zone for your domain name before we will manage the DNS for your domain. You can do that from here. Simply click on “Create Zone” and enter your domain name. If you want to remove a zone to add a different domain name click on the x to the far right of the created entry on the same page to delete it. You’ll then be able to add a different domain.

If you delete the zone of a domain for any reason, all of your records for that domain will also be deleted.

If you need us to manage more domain names, you can upgrade that amount of zones you have access to. For more information on DNS Zones and how to purchase more, click here.

You are also able to use Dynamic DNS to keep your dynamic IP address synced with our DNS servers. If you need to know how you would set up Dynamic DNS on your network, check out our DDNS guide here. If you don’t have a device that supports us, you can use our DUC on WindowsMac, or Linux instead. You’ll also need to port forward to resolve to a specific device like a camera, DVR, web server, etc.

Once you have Plus Managed DNS set up, you can start adding and managing DNS records.

To create new hostnames, sub-domains or other DNS records:

  1. Login to No-IP
  2. Click “My Services” on the left side of the page
  3. Click “Managed DNS and then “Modify” next to your domain
  4. Click the “Add A Hostname” button (This can also be accomplished directly through “DNS Records” > “Add A Hostname)
  5. Type in your hostname in the top field. Your domain should already be chosen from the drop down menu but if it doesn’t appear, please select the field and scroll all the way up or type your domain in the text box.
  6. Select your Hostname Type
  7. Enter the IP Address/Target (Your current network’s IP address will be used automatically)
  8. Fill in any MX records you need to be created
  9. Click “Add Hostname”

To modify an existing DNS record:

  1. Login to No-IP
  2. Click “My Services” on the left side of the page
  3. Click “DNS Records” and then “Modify” next to your domain/hostname
  4. Select your Host Type
  5. Enter the IP Address/Target (Your current network’s IP address will be used automatically)
  6. Fill in any MX records you need to be created
  7. Click “Add Hostname

Plus Managed DNS also allows you to create Advanced DNS records such as TXT, SRV, DKIM, etc. Here’s how:

  1. Login to No-IP
  2. Click “My Services” on the left side of the page
  3. Click “DNS Records” and then “Modify” next to your domain
  4. Scroll a bit down in the modification page and you should see a section for Advanced Records. Underneath that, the following options should be available: TXTSPFDKIMSRVIPv6
  5. Click the “TXT” button and you should be able to enter in the hostname and value for your records.
  6. Click “Update