Microsoft restores control of seized domains to No-IP

After confiscating 22 domains from hosting service No-IP earlier this week, Microsoft has announced today that it has restored control of the seized domains to the hosting provider.

Microsoft took control of 22 of the most popular No-IP domains last week stating that malware creators were using some of the subdomains to infect millions of machines with malware. Although the software giant received the go-ahead from a court in Nevada, No-IP mentioned that Microsoft failed to communicate the situation clearly with the domain hosting service, which led to over 1.8 million of legitimate connections going dark.

With the restoration of the domains, most of the connections that were affected should be coming back online. No-IP has since stated that users who were still experiencing issues should switch to Google or OpenDNS DNS servers for the time being. The hosting provider also has a workaround detailed on its blog, which you can read about by going here.

Were any of you affected by Microsoft's seizure of No-IP's domains?

Source: No-IP Blog

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.