How to Setup Pro Dynamic DNS

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with general instructions for configuring Pro Dynamic DNS.

With Pro, you can use No-IP provided hostnames for DDNS or your own custom domain. If you do not own a custom domain and would like to purchase one, please visit our domain registration page.

Setup with a custom domain is going to take a few extra steps. You will need to create a zone and point your domain to our nameservers. If you are using Pro with a No-IP domain, you can skip to the Managing DNS Records section.

Creating a Zone

You’ll need to create a zone for your custom domain name before you can create records or use DDNS on a custom domain.

  1. Login to No-IP and navigate to the Managed DNS page.
  2. 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 can now create a zone for a different domain.

If you have reached your zone limit, you can upgrade the amount of available zones. To upgrade, check out our product page.


The next step is to change the nameservers for your domain.

To set the nameservers with No-IP:

  1. Login to No-IP and navigate to the Domain Management page.
  2. Click “Actions” then “Configure“.
  3. At the bottom of the page you will see the nameservers that are currently set. They should match the No-IP nameserver list provided below. If they do not, click the nameserver set dropdown and select “No-IP Plus Defaults“.
  4. Confirm your changes by clicking on “Set Nameservers

No-IP Nameservers:


If your domain is registered elsewhere, you will need to change the nameserver settings with your domain registrar.

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 may not resolve until the change is complete.

Managing DNS Records

To create new No-IP 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 “DNS Records”
  4. Click the “Add A Hostname” button
  5. Type in your hostname in the top field. If you are using your own custom domain, please select the dropdown 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 needed MX records
  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

Pro 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, CAA (most record types are added as TXT)

Setting Up DDNS

To setup DDNS you need to create a hostname and configure an update client to send us your new IP address each time it changes. For full instructions, check out our guide here. If you do not have a device that supports No-IP, you can download our software on WindowsMac, or Linux instead. Lastly, port forwarding is required to resolve to a specific device like a camera, DVR, web server, etc.

If you need additional assistance, contact our support team.