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Domain Access Control is here!

We're excited to announce you can now control who has access to each of your domains.
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We think domain management should be easy

That's why we continue building DNSimple

Vision

Anyone, no matter their skill level, can use DNSimple to connect their domains to the services they use – without thinking about DNS.


Goal

Since 2010, we've worked to bring streamlined domain name management automation to the internet.

A bit of our history

Key events and features released over the years.

2010 — 2015

Apr 2010

First commit

First commit to the application you're looking at right now.

Apr 2010

Public launch!

We open for business.

Aug 2010

1,000 customers!

After a fantastic demo at Ruby Conf by Anthony, we reach the first thousand customers.

Jan 2011

Chicago and Tokyo

We expand our server infrastructure for better redundancy.

Mar 2011

SSL certificate purchasing added

It becomes easy to buy a SSL certificate for your domain.

Nov 2011

ALIAS records

We launch a new record type called ALIAS, which provides a CNAME-like behavior for the apex domain.

Aug 2012

Two-factor authentication added

We were one of the first DNS providers to offer this type of login security.

Dec 2012

40,000 domains

We manange the DNS of over 40,000 domains.

Dec 2013

Migration to Anycast

We migrated all our customers to the new Anycast network, providing 5 points of presence.

Mar 2014

Support for new GTLDs

We add DNS hosting support for all the new TLDS.

Sep 2014

SHA-2 certificates

All newly purchased certificates are now using the SHA-256, one of the algorithms in the SHA-2 set of hashing algorithms.

Jan 2015

Secondary DNS

We provide zone replication to other DNS providers.

Jul 2015

Launch of How DNS Works

The web comic becomes an instant success with over 100k readers in its first month.

2015 — 2018

Mar 2016

APIv2 Beta

The new version of the DNSimple APIv2 is now available in Public Beta.

Mar 2016

Webhooks

You can now track events, improve your integrations, and streamline your domain management.

Nov 2016

SSL Automation

SSL Automation via our Let's Encrypt integration launches in beta.

Dec 2016

API v2 General Availability

The new version of the DNSimple APIv2 is now available for everyone.

Dec 2016

Launch of DNStudy

Wildcard certificates allow you to secure an unlimited number of names belonging to a single subdomain level.

Dec 2016

Activity Tracking

Providing a full audit history for a specific domain or for an account as a whole.

Jan 2017

CAA DNS records

Allowing domain owners to declare which certificate authorities are allowed to issue a certificate for a domain.

Jul 2018

Sydney

We expand into Australia with the addition of a Sydney datacenter.

Aug 2018

Launch of How HTTPS works

Follow the adventures of Certificat, Browserbird, and Compugter as they explain why HTTPS is crucial for the future of the web and how it all works together.

Jan 2019

Let's Encrypt SSL Wildcard certificates

Wildcard certificates allow you to secure an unlimited number of names belonging to a single subdomain level.

Feb 2019

CDS/CDNSKEY Support

Automate DNSSEC key rotation directly through DNS with CDS and CDNSKEY records.

Mar 2019

Two-Factor enforcement for accounts

Increase the security on your accounts by requiring all members to have Two-Factor enabled.

Jul 2019

HTTPS Redirector

Set up encrypted end-to-end HTTPS redirects without needing to use any external services to handle HTTPS traffic.

2020 — Now

Apr 2020

DNSimple Turns 10!

Celebrating 10 Years of DNSimple!

Jun 2020

New Go API Client is Released

Buy, connect, and operate your domains using our API with a new Go client.

Jul 2020

EDNS Client Support (ECS)

DNSimple works even better with your favorite Content Delivery Networks by supporting ECS.

Jul 2020

.NET Client Released

We now support .NET with this C# client.

Sep 2020

A new Java API Client is Released

Client improvements continue, this time with our Java API client.

Nov 2020

What is DNSimple?

We made a short animated movie to answer that question.

Dec 2020

How DNS Works, the movie!

Road trip! The How DNS Works comic comes to life with an animated video.

Mar 2021

How DNSSEC Works

We've explained DNS, we've explained HTTPS, now we're tackling DNSSEC.

May 2021

Secondary DNS hosting

Want to have DNSimple as your secondary DNS provider? Now you can!

Jun 2021

Heroku Connector

We've made connecting your domains to Heroku even easier.

Sep 2021

New Clients for Python and PHP

Expanding our list of supported languages to add Python and PHP.

Oct 2021

DNSSEC General Availability and KEY-data support

Our DNSSEC support reaches general availabilty, and we add support for registries requiring KEY-data.

Nov 2021

KEY-data added to client libraries

All of our client libraries now support KEY-data.

Dec 2021

Domain access control released

Assign roles to team members to limit access to your account.

A small team that builds big things

Anthony Eden

Purveyor of Internet Duct Tape

Simone Carletti

Underwater Programmer

Sebastian Hermida

CJO OMG UFO

Laetitia Eden

French

Amelia Aronsohn

DNSquirrel

Ole Michaelis

Full Stackoverflow Developer

Santiago Traversa

Mate powered developer

Sarah Caminiti

Happiness Guru

Stephen Nelson

Card Magician / Ops Engineer

Dallas Read

Front-End Developer

Guillermo Gutiérrez

Cat herder

Ivan Bakalov

Hype Explorer

Enrique Comba Riepenhausen

Nomadic coach

DeAndre Harris

Customer Experience

Atanas Argirov

Swimming Coach

Stella Lok

Software Engineer

Dominic Umbeer

egg-laying milk-bearing woolly sow

Javier Acero

Lead touchbar and chamomile hater

Karlo Soriano

Computer Musician


Manifesto

We created DNSimple, because we think domain management should be easy. Everything is automated, so you can set up domains effortlessly. No confusion. No complications. No convoluted pricing. We won't ever sell you what you don't need. And we're always here if you need help.

Using DNSimple is exactly that: Simple. Set your DNS records, and move on to more pressing concerns. Manage a highly dynamic infrastructure with constant DNS changes without breaking a sweat. You can rely on us to provide a domain management service that makes your life easier.


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