Register & Manage Your Domains With DNSimple
Building an online presence for your business or personal brand means you need a domain that reflects you and your business. A good domain name, coupled with a TLD that reflects your brand, gives you a unique, memorable web address so others can easily find you online.
To go along with that, you need solid domain management to ensure your domain always stays up and running. At DNSimple, we provide registration for over 500 TLDs, along with expert level domain management — so no matter which domain you choose, you know you're in good hands.
You might have heard that you should manage your DNS separately from your registrar to avoid problems with outages. But with DNSimple, keeping DNS and registration together makes sense. There are a lot of pros — and with features like secondary DNS and Anycast, there are almost no cons. For a more in-depth analysis, we detail the benefits and drawbacks of keeping your DNS and registration together in this post
For now, let's talk a bit more about registration, how it works, and why you should register and manage your domains with DNSimple.
If you have fewer than 10 domains
DNSimple's streamlined, easy-to-use site guides you through the registration process. We offer multiple features to help you set up your website, so you don't need a technical background to find a great domain and manage it effectively. Features like our Netlify connector, Heroku connector, redirector, ALIAS records, and email forwarding all ensure your domain gets up and running with minimal effort.
New to domain registration? Let's go over how this works and where you can find more information.
Choosing your domain name
It's important to choose a domain name that's short, memorable, and easy to spell. Using keywords related to your business or personal brand also increases your chances of customers finding you. Not sure where to start? We've got a couple of posts to get things rolling. Check out How to Choose a Domain Name and Which TLD Is Right for Me?
Registering & managing your domain
Once you've found an available domain name, you can register it, and then manage your domains through your control panel. This is where you can make changes to your domain's DNS settings, renew the domain, and transfer it to another registrar if needed.
It's important to keep your domain name up-to-date and secure by renewing it before it expires and make sure your personal information is up-to-date so you receive expiration notifications. DNSimple offers auto renewal and multi-year renewal so you don't risk forgetting and losing your domains.
If you ever have questions, we've got a robust support repository. And if you can't find what you're looking for, our highly-responsive, expert-level customer support is always here to help. Just drop us a line, and we'll get you an answer.
If you manage a large portfolio of domains
Along with all the features we've already discussed, DNSimple's API lets you automate your domain management for a large number of domains. Our webhooks make it easy to reach changes in your domains, and we have DNS templates that allow you to set up a group of domains in the same way.
We also take security seriously and ensure your domains are as safe as possible. We support multiple accounts for teams, and have different levels of access control security, so you can make sure the right people on your team have access to your domains.
If you're a reseller looking for streamlined DNS management and registration, we'd love to talk more — get in touch.
Why choose DNSimple?
When you choose DNSimple, you'll get excellent DNS and domain management with minimal effort, and no complicated, confusing domain and DNS management – or complex pricing and up-selling.
We provide the best hosted DNS service possible. Choosing DNSimple gives you access to Anycast domain name service with globally distributed name servers for faster responses and increased reliability, and innovative records like ALIAS, URL, and POOL records for easier domain management, and simplified integration with many services. We also provide expert-level customer support along with robust documentation for any questions you might have.
Whether you're registering your first domain name or you've got a business with a portfolio of domains, we've got a plan to fit your needs. You don't have to take our word for it though — read more about how different companies use DNSimple to streamline their domain management.
Ready to experience DNSimple for yourself? Give us a try free for 30 days.
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