Use No-IP To Keep An Eye On Things At Home While Away

True story: A No-IP employee recently had his house broken into while away for a weekend. If he had a few security cameras hooked up he might have been able to catch the thieves red-handed.

This busy holiday season you have better things to do than worry if your house is still standing while you’re on vacation. Did you know that you can use No-IP to provide access to your security cameras over the web when you’re away from home?

It’s quite simple really. Using a No-IP domain name, some readily available cameras, and a PC-based (or standalone) Digital Video Recorder (DVR), you can access the cameras from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. To find out more on how you can use No-IP, have a look at this article from the Guides and Tips section of our website.

F.A.Q. en Français

Parlez-vous français?

No-IP is constantly providing updates to its FAQ with new and insiteful information to insure the best user experience. This most recent development is something that we are very excited about.

The FAQ is now available in French! We hope that all of our French speaking users enjoy this new addition to our support section. In addition to French, No-IP’s FAQ is available in Spanish and English.

1 Million Downloads Award

A few days ago this bad boy showed up in the mail.

 

Cnet / Download.com awarded No-IP with this trophy for obtaining more than 1 million downloads of our award winning Windows DUC (Dynamic Update Client) via Download.com. We’d like to thank all of our users for using our service and our Dynamic Update Client. With over 1.7 million downloads, that 2 million trophy is just around the corner!

Registration Prices Lowered

Some exciting news for new and existing domain registration customers. Registration prices have just been slashed!

Prices on registration and renewals for .com/.net/.org/.info/.biz/.us have been lowered to just $15.00 per year. Domain transfer prices are also now just $15.00.

Now is the perfect time to transfer or register your very own domain name.

Private Registration is Now Available

No-IP.com is proud to announce support for Private Registration for domain registration.

For those of you that are not familiar with this, private registration allows you to retain your privacy after purchasing a domain. Instead of having your information and contact email address published to the WHOIS database, an alternate set of information will be used. When someone looks up your domain in the WHOIS database they will see the private registration contact information, not yours. The private registration provider will then act as an in between or third party to keep people from directly contacting you or seeing your information. This is most useful to keep your contact information away from spammers, scammers, stalkers or any other un-wanted person. To find out more about No-IP.com’s private registration take a look over here.

 

Common Router Setup Guides

We recently added a few more common router setup guides to our support section. These new guides cover the task of setting up port forwarding on your home cable/dsl common router. For a lot of people, setting up port forwarding can be a daunting task if they have never done it before. With our new guides, you can easily walk yourself through the setup process with easy to follow screen shots and instructions.

We currently have a guide certain common routers including DLink, Linksys and NetGear routers. View the router tips in our Tips & Guides section.

Check back soon as we will be adding many more common routers to the port forwarding guide!

OS X Download at Apple.com

Today the No-IP Mac OS X Dynamic Update client (DUC) version 3.1.1 was added to Apple’s download repository. You can find our client in their downloads section under “Networking and Security” or directly by following this link. With our service becoming ever more popular among Mac users, there is no better way to get the word out about our service. Remember you can still grab the latest versions of our dynamic update client for Mac OS X and Classic from our Mac Downloads section.

New Third Party Update Clients

No-IP.com would like to announce two new third party update clients that support our services. For the Unix and Linux crowd, RunDNS is a versatile client that runs on just about every flavor of Unix. For the Windows users, Rcon Software has developed myDynIPPro version 2.8.5 to support No-IP.com’s services and can be found at this link.

Keep in mind due to the number of third party update clients,  No-IP does not provide support for third party update clients and software.

New Mac OSX Update Client Released

Version 3.1.1 of the Mac OSX No-IP DUC (Dynamic Update Client) has been released today.  This is a recommended update for all Mac OSX users.  The DUC is now stable under Mac OSX Tiger. It also corrects issues with the daemon feature.

Visit our Mac downloads page to grab the latest version.

German Spam a la Sober.q

Like many of you this weekend I woke up to hundreds of German spam messages in my Junk mail box. This is due to a very fast spreading variant of the Sober worm (Sober.Q).

Check out this article over at Yahoo news:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/120846

If you are using the No-IP POP3 service. A spam hit level of about 7 seems to block out the majority of these. A lower number will insure that most of them reach your junk folder.