DNSimple provides the tools your need to manage your domains. We offer both a carefully crafted web interface for managing your domains and DNS records, as well as an HTTP API with various code libraries and tools.
At DNSimple we put our customers' needs first and do everything we can to provide a straightforward and easy to use interface for setting up and editing DNS records. Rather than offering only DNS services, or focusing on domain registration without a focus on excellent DNS, we unite both aspects of managing domains (and throw in SSL certificates) to provide a streamlined system for managing all of your domains easily so you can do other things instead of fighting with your domain provider.
A bit of our history
First commit to the application that you are looking at right now.
We open for business.
A 1,000 customers!
After a fantastic demo at Ruby Conf by Anthony, we reach the first thousand customers.
Chicago and Tokyo
We expand our server infrastructure for better redundancy.
SSL certificate purchasing added
It becomes easy to buy a SSL certificate for your domain.
We launch a new record type called ALIAS which provides a CNAME-like behavior for the apex domain.
Two-factor authentication added
We were one of the first DNS providers to offer this type of login security.
Simone joins the team
Simone becomes the first DNSimple employee.
We manange the DNS of over 40,000 domains.
Migration to Anycast
We migrated all our customers to the new Anycast network, providing 5 points of presence.
New team members
The team grows with new members: Aaron, Jacobo, Javier.
Team goes to 7 members
Joseph joins the team to provide a better service and keep on improving our product.
Team goes to 8 members
Sebastian joins DNSimple and becomes our de-facto designer
We provide zone replication to other DNS providers
Team goes to 9 members
Antoine and Mak jump onboard to lend a hand with Marketing and Ops respectively.
Launch of How DNS Works
The web comic becomes an instant success with over 100k readers in its first month.
Team goes to 11 members
Laetitia and Luca join the team to lend a hand with Marketing and tackle the APIv2 respectively.
The new version of the DNSimple APIv2 is now available in Public Beta.
You can now track events, improve your integrations, and streamline your domain management.
Team goes to 12 members
David joins the Ops team.
SSL Automation via our Let's Encrypt integration launches in beta.
API v2 General Availability
The new version of the DNSimple APIv2 is now available for everyone.
Launch of DNStudy
A place where we share our favorite learning resources.
Providing a full audit history for a specific domain or for an account as a whole.
A new team member
Ole joins the crew helping with all things software.
CAA DNS records
Allowing domain owners to declare which certificate authorities are allowed to issue a certificate for a domain.
A small team that builds BIG things
Purveyor of Internet Duct Tape
I break things so Simone continues to have plenty to do. I occasionally have useful ideas, like building a domain and DNS provider that doesn't suck.
Italian software developer, a PADI scuba instructor and a former professional sommelier. I make awesome code and troll Anthony for fun and profit.
Caffeine Powered Server Fox
Software and Server maintainer by day, board and video game geek by night.
Jacobo García López de Araujo
Automated Vinyl Collector
Ops fiend, DJ and urban bike enthusiast.
Programmer. Minimalist. Apple fanboy. Currently having fun at DNSimple. I love coffee and my cat.
CJO OMG UFO
Appreciates the finest things in life: clean code, good illustrations, and carrot juice.
Canadian cruising through #vanlife in a '72 VW bus.
Highly opinionated on trivial matters.
Former astronaut, soccer player, superhero. All at the age of 10. For some reason now I write code.
Le bonheur ne s'achète pas mais on peut acheter du fromage et c'est presque pareil!
Kaizen junkie, list enthusiast, automation obsessor, cycling fool, unrepentant otaku, all around busybody.
Full Stackoverflow Developer
Conference junkie, user groupie and boardgame geek also knows how to juggle. Oh, and software.
We're tired of confusing, complicated domain management. We're tired of complex pricing. We're tired of constantly being bombarded by upselling. We want to register a domain and set it up with as little effort as possible. We want to be able to automate everything. This is why we built and nurture DNSimple.
We care deeply about making our service a joy to use and as simple as possible. Whether you set your DNS records and then move on to more pressing concerns or you manage a highly dynamic infrastructure with constant DNS changes, we hope to provide a domain management service that makes your life easier and saves you time and money.
We Open Source
We authored and maintain over 25 public repositories: our API, Chef cookbooks, Erlang DNS libraries, and support documentation is all open for you to see.