As Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) barrels towards the East Coast threatening tens of millions of people, promising to be the “storm of the century”, a lot of our users are wondering, what will happen to my domain? Will it be okay? Will it suffer any downtime?
Yes and NO. Although No-IP does have points of presence in Ashburn, Virginia and New Jersey, our robust network will not be affected by power outages or flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy because our network is globally redundant. All data that is hosted at these two locations is also hosted at our 9 other locations across the globe and since our network is backed by our Anycast DNS, if one of these data centers were to go down, the traffic will just be routed to the next nearest location.
Please remember DNS is an essential part of the Internet. If your web servers are only hosted in one location, and something happens, your entire website can be wiped out. Having DNS that is hosted in many geographically diverse locations, like ours, means that even if the unthinkable happens, your customers will still be able to reach your site.
The location of DNS servers is important in ensuring 100% uptime. We deploy name servers across the globe at geographically unique data centers using different tier 1 bandwidth providers to ensure a natural disaster or connectivity outage does not disrupt our robust DNS network. Check out No-IP Plus Managed DNS for more information.
To all of our friends and families on the east coast, we hope you find a safe place to ride out the storm with your loved ones.