.Me TLD To Go Live.

.ME is about YOU! .ME has incredible potential for Internet users world-wide. Think about it, with a .ME domain, the Internet will, quite simply, be all about YOU. For the first time in Internet history, domain names are essentially personal.

.ME is expected to be utilized as both a personalized Web address and as a catchy business marketing tool around the world, initially in English

In just a few moments we will begin open registration on the new .me TLD, 8:00 AM PDT to be exact. So stand by and grab that .me domain soon as there should be some pretty good names available.

Weeeee.. Awesome New POP3 Pricing!

We are very excited to announce our new and updated lower pricing on our business class POP3 service!

Take advantage of No-IP’s advanced spam and virus filtering and over 25 x the space.

The new pricing structure for POP3 is as follows:

  1. 100MB of Storage 1 Mailbox $19.95 per year
  2. 1000MB of Storage 5 Mailboxes $39.95 per year
  3. 2000MB of Storage 100 Mailboxes $59.95 per year
  4. 2000MB of Storage 500 Mailboes $129.95 per year

Additional storage for just $19.95 per GB.

All current users have been update to the current pricing structure base on current storage and mailbox usage. We hope you enjoy the extra space and welcome your comments.

For more information visit our POP3 Mail Service product page.

Lower Mail Forwarding Pricing !!

Long time no post, but we are still alive over here.. 🙂 Enough with the excuses, here is some news that everyone should like: We’ve LOWERED our pricing on our Mail Forwarding service!

Mail Forwarding Pricing is as follows per domain:

  • 5 Mail Forwards: $9.95
  • 100 Mail Forwards $19.95
  • Unlimited Forwards: $34.95

Mail forwarding is a great complement to our Managed, Free and Enhanced DNS services. Take the hassle out of running your own mail server!

Existing forwarding users that had more than 5 forwards before the price change now get 100 and will renew at the lower price.

Visit our services page for more information.

We hope you enjoy the new mail forwarding pricing!

Cheers!

Where’s the beef?

Well, the beef is in the form of some recent database upgrades!!

Today we put into production additional database servers with faster disks, beefier processors, and many gigs o’ram.

Let us know how the site feels. Faster we hope! 🙂

NS3 and NS4 IP address change

In effort to expand our infrastructure and provide even better service to our customers there has been an ip address change to two of our nameservers: ns3.no-ip.com and ns4.no-ip.com.

The IP address change for NS3 and NS4 are:

ns3.no-ip.com 69.65.5.106

ns4.no-ip.com 72.5.169.6

These changes primarily effect our No-IP Squared customers, however for any Managed DNS customers who are using vanity nameserver names this may effect you as well.

The old address will continue to provide resolution while customers migrate to the new address.  We will be disabling the old address on April 8, 2008.

This is part of our planned network upgrade at our Oakland and Chicago data centers.

Have questions regarding the change? Contact our support team now.

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Upgrades!!!

Well its been a while since our last blog entry so we wanted to update everyone.

WE GOT UPGRADES!

We are proud to announce that on 11/27/2007 that we replaced both of the air filters in the heating units to our office. Yes it was a big deal and we are happy to say that no employees were injured during the upgrades. Also on a much less impressive note, we added two additional DNS servers to better serve our customers and increase reliability.

With 2008 around the corner we are hoping to update the blog more often. We have some big things on the way for 2008. Just to give you a hint, it begins with an “A” and ends with a “T”.

Leaving Las Vegas

We had a good run in Las Vegas and met a lot of great people but it is time to escape the heat. No-IP has relocated its corporate headquarters to Reno, NV. See ya Las Vegas, Hello Reno!

Our new corporate contact info is as follows.

9585 Prototype Ct Suite A
Reno, NV 89521
775-853-1883 phone
775-853-1886 fax

 

D-Link router woes

Recently No-IP has disabled all dns updates from D-Link routers to our main website www.no-ip.com. Over the past 3 years No-IP has supported the ability of these routers to perform updates to our dynupdate.no-ip.com host. We also allowed updates for people that incorrectly configured their router to point at www.no-ip.com. Unfortunately, traffic from these routers constitutes 50% of the requests our website receives and actions must be taken to reduce the impact from these misconfigured routers.

If you are using a D-Link router as your update client, please verify that your “Server Address” is dynupdate.no-ip.com and NOT www.no-ip.com. Also take the time to verify you still have the correct email address for the username and correct password and are running the most recent version of firmware for your router.

Users currently performing updates through www.no-ip.com will receive a “too many updates” error response. Adding salt to the wound, older D-Link routers do not listen to response codes (hence the insane amount of traffic) so at some point in the future we may begin blocking these at the connection level.

More information on configuring your D-Link router can be found over here.

Skype virus thwarted..

A recent batch of malware has been targeted at users of the Skype VOIP phone service. Apparently the malware made use of a No-IP hostname (nsdf.no-ip.biz). No-IP received notification of this early on the 18th and promptly disabled the account and DNS host of the user that developed the malware. All logs related to this users account have been preserved and will be handed over to law enforcement for prosecution. More information regarding this Skype virus can be read at The Register and over at F-Secure and Symantec.

Please note that you should never click on suspicious links or run executables (.exe files) from unknown sources. Also, please be sure to update your virus scanning software frequently and run it often.