A great API
It is our goal to create parity between the functionality of our API and our Web UI. This means that you can create your own scripts to manage nearly every aspect of your domain management via DNSimple. Use webhooks to trigger events, automatically create similar records for new domain purchases, the goal is to get you to a point where anything you can do once with a mouse & keyboard, you can do automatically with our API.
Real world examples
Our cookbook available at the Chef Supermarket is a great example on how you can support an automatic DNS configuration via our API.Read more about our cookbooks
Build, codify, and version your infrastructure with Terraform. And now with our API, you can now automate all the aspects of your domains.Get started with Terraform and DNSimple
Caddy HTTP/2 Web Server
Caddy is a web server that is easy to configure and use. We adapted our API for use in Caddy to solve the ACME DNS challenge for SSL certificates.See how to configure us with Caddy
With the release of the DNSimple platform, one of our biggest strides towards Domain Management Automation, you can integrate other services into your DNSimple experience for even faster provisioning and even greater functionality. Imagine buying a domain, clicking a single button (or automatically triggering an event when a domain is purchased) and instantly creating a new Heroku instance which is automatically bound to your domain name.
Or perhaps creating a mailbox in Google Apps for Work with a new domain? With the help of OAUTH, and open-sourcing our platform, there is no limit to the potential of automation.
Make it your own
Update your SSL certificate in Heroku
This gem provides an executable script to upload your SSL certificate from DNSimple to your Heroku application.Check out the project
Automated request and installation of Let's Encrypt™ SSL Certificates
Unlimited, automated, free SSL Let's Encrypt™ certificates, cycled on a monthly basis.Read the article
A vision for the future
Domain management is a hassle. Any given aspect of registration, whois privacy, DNS, SSL certificates, or email forwarding has the potential to either bum you out or put you in a situation where you feel lost or helpless. All of these things have been our expertise at DNSimple for years... We've listened to you, we've dealt with and continue to deal with all of it ourselves. We understand the hassle and the pain—we're going to make it go away.
Domain Management Automation is the phrase we've assigned to that goal and we're not going to stop working until we don't even know what the first two words mean anymore.