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DNSimple as Secondary DNS is here!

We're excited to announce that you can enable Secondary DNS with DNSimple to add redundancy and ensure uptime for your domains.

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We think domain management should be easy

That's why we continue building DNSimple

DNSimple provides the tools you need to manage your domains. We offer a carefully crafted web interface for managing your domains and DNS records, as well as an HTTP API with a variety of code libraries and tools.

At DNSimple we put our customers' needs first, providing a straightforward, easy to use interface for setting up and editing DNS records. We unite excellent DNS services and domain registration (and throw in SSL certificates) to provide a streamlined system for managing all of your domains easily. That means you can focus on managing your company instead of managing domains.

A bit of our history

2010

April

  • First commit

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

July

  • Public launch!

    We open for business.

August

  • 1,000 customers!

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

2011

January

  • Chicago and Tokyo

    We expand our server infrastructure for better redundancy.

March

  • SSL certificate purchasing added

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

November

  • ALIAS records

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

2012

August

  • Two-factor authentication added

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

December

  • 40,000 domains

    We manange the DNS of over 40,000 domains.

2013

December

  • Migration to Anycast

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

2014

March

  • Support for new GTLDs

    We add DNS hosting support for all the new TLDS.

September

  • 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.

2015

January

  • Secondary DNS

    We provide zone replication to other DNS providers

July

  • Launch of How DNS Works

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

2016

March

  • APIv2 Beta

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

  • Webhooks

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

November

  • SSL Automation

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

December

  • 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.

  • Activity Tracking

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

2017

January

  • CAA DNS records

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

2018

July

  • Sydney

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

August

  • 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.

2019

January

  • Let's Encrypt SSL Wildcard certificates

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

February

  • CDS/CDNSKEY Support

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

March

  • Two-Factor enforcement for accounts

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

July

  • HTTPS Redirector

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

2020

April

June

  • New Go API Client is Released

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

July

  • EDNS Client Support (ECS)

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

  • .NET Client Released

    We now support .NET with this C# client.

September

  • A new Java API Client is Released

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

November

December

2021

March

  • How DNSSEC Works

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

May

  • Secondary DNS hosting

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

June

  • Heroku Connector

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

September

  • New Clients for Python and PHP

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

October

  • DNSSEC General Availability and KEY-data support

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

November

  • KEY-data added to client libraries

    All of our client libraries now support KEY-data.

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

Our 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.

We Open Source

We authored and maintain over 25 public repositories: our API, Chef cookbooks, Erlang DNS libraries, and support documentation are all open for you to see.

We're pretty proud of it. Have a look!

Got questions? Need some help?

You can reach us any time. Use our contact page or email us at support@dnsimple.com