Free Domain Name and More at No-IP

Looking for a free domain name? I use No-IP Free for my blogger blogs to make my url neat, shorter and prettier---and it is for free!

Using No-IP Free is simple. Go to no-ip.com, sign up and wait for your e-mail confirmation. After you receive your login credentials by e-mail, go to No-IP website, login using the account you have created and you will be guided at every step. Choose Add Host and Web Redirect options. Enter a hostname of you choice, e.g. avgweb, and in the dropdown list select a Free No-IP Domain, e.g. no-ip.org. You must also enter the url of the website that you like to redirect, e.g. http://www.blogger-templates-avg.blogspot.com. You may now click the Create Host button. Allow for five minutes lead time, then you can type your new hostname in the navigation text of youw web browser and your website opens. In this example, I now use http://avgweb.no-ip.org as the new neat url of my website.

To prevent the old long url from appearing in the navigation bar, you can also use the Mask/Cloaking option. Click the Mask checkbox and type a Page Title. Optionally, you can enter meta keywords and meta description for SEO purposes. After you successfully setup the Mask/Cloaking option, only your new short url appears in the navigation bar.

No-IP Free is the entry level service of No-IP and it is for personal use only. If you expect huge website traffic or if you intend to redirect a commercial website, you may upgrade to No-IP Enhanced or No-IP Plus, which offers managed DNS, all accessible from your personalized web interface.

As a DNS provider, No-IP gives more value for your mnoey. Whereas its competitors only offers two nameservers, No-IP offers five, all on distinct networks. This guarantees more uptime and protects your website from disastrous DNS outages. Using the DDNS service of No-IP, you can run your server on dynamic DNS. You save on fees from static IP addresses or web hosting. Using No-IP's ddns, you can also easily access your home or office computer from a remote site. You can also redirect your port 80, which is sometimes disabled by Internet Service providers.

You may also register a domain name directly with No-IP. You may then manage your domains using your personalized My No-IP page. A wide range of e-mail services also comes with your domain registration.

My No-IP Free urls give me no problem, and I know it is a window to the quality of all other more advanced services offered by No-IP