Using a Domain with No-IP When It’s Registered Elsewhere

If you have your domain registered with another company, you can still use that domain with No-IP. This is accomplished using No-IP Plus Managed DNS service. You’ll have full control over your DNS and the configuration is simple. To avoid downtime when switching from your current DNS provider to No-IP we recommend purchasing our Plus Managed DNS service first. Plus will take two hours to be active after purchasing for your account.

Once you have purchased No-IP Plus Managed DNS, and before changing the nameservers of the domain to No-IP’s nameservers, you will need to create all of the records with No-IP that you currently have at your current DNS provider. Login to your account and navigate to ‘My Services‘ and then ‘DNS Records‘. You are going to want to create all the records you have at your current DNS provider and point them to the same location before you change your nameservers. If you are unsure of all your records I would recommend logging into your current DNS provider’s interface and duplicating the records on

 Another option is requesting a zone file from your current DNS provider, and submitting it to No-IP at and we will add the records for you.

Once all of the records are created with No-IP, and match exactly what you have at the current DNS service provider, then you will want to update the nameservers at the domain registrar to No-IP’s nameservers. Make sure to delete the old ones first.
Here are the Plus Managed DNS nameservers:

During this 24-48 hours of propagation, the domain will resolve at both the current DNS provider and No-IP, and since the records are the same you should see no downtime. After 48 hours, you can cancel your old DNS service.