Microsoft knocks down my NO-IP subdomains

This morning I tried to connect to some devices on my home network remotely only to find that they appeared to be offline. My first thought was that there was an issue with my home Internet connection, but after quick troubleshooting it appeared that all of my subdomains were not resolving.

I logged on to my no-ip account and found a formal statement explaining that Microsoft sized some of the most popular no-ip domain names!

Installing MAC OS X 10.9 Maverick on a PC for triple boot with Windows



  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
  • Audio: Realtek ALC899
  • Video: Intel HD 4600 (will not be used)
  • Ethernet: Intel I217V
  • Graphics: Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX660 TI
  • 2 x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD drives
  • 1 x 2TB WD mechanical HDD
  • CH-528T media dashboard (image below)
    CH-528T media dashboard


  • Windows 8.1 installed on 128GB SSD
  • Windows 7 installed on 2TB WD HDD that also has separate Data partition
  • MAC OS X 10.9 will be installed on a second 128GB SSD

I will be using TonyMACx86 method.

Update VMware ESXi 5.0 license key

By default VMware ESXi 5.0 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor) installs in 60 days Evaluations mode.

Licence key can be obtained for free from To update the license key perform following:

  • Login to your host unsung VMware vSphare client
    VMware vSphare client
  • Change to Configuration tab click on Licensed Features and click Edit
    VMware ESXi 5.0 Configuration > Edit
  • Select Assign a new license key to this host and click on Enter Key
    VMware ESXi 5.0 license key
  • Enter the key and click OK
    VMware ESXi 5.0 license key


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