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Manage Your GoDaddy Domains in DNSimple

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If you've been following along with all of DNSimple's new releases, you've probably seen us talking a lot about our new Integrated Providers feature. We recently announced two new Integrated Zone Providers — AWS Route 53 and CoreDNS. Today, we're introducing our first Integrated Domain Provider, GoDaddy — available to all customers across all plans, including our free Solo plan.

With this feature, you'll be able to see your GoDaddy domains directly in DNSimple, along with their registration details: contact information, name server delegations, and renewal details. This gives you visibility into all your domains and tools to help you easily move from one provider to another. We've also created a notification center to alert you of any changes to your domains since your last login.

While you can't (yet) make changes to your domain through the Integrated Domain Providers, we support domain transfers to DNSimple. This automatically pulls in the auth/transfer code, making it easier to transfer your domains to DNSimple.

Let's dive a little deeper into the Domain Control Plane and what our Integrated Domain Providers can do for you.

A better option

Many of our customers manage domain registrations across multiple registrars, using complicated spreadsheets and documents. Some don't bother tracking this at all and end up searching old emails to find which registrar it's at. And each registrar has different processes, along with things to avoid — like dark upselling patterns and schemes that encourage clicking the wrong thing. Plus the process of moving registrations from one registrar to another is complicated and opaque. It can quickly get overwhelming. We wanted to make it easier.

Now you can link your GoDaddy account to DNSimple, see all your domains side-by-side, and take advantage of all our peripheral features, like DNS hosting, email forwarding, certificates. And as a bonus, you'll never have to deal with the convoluted, upsell-hell of the Godaddy interface again.

Head over to your Accounts, and select Integrated Providers. Click Link next to GoDaddy, and enter the info for your GoDaddy API Key. There are also instructions on the page on how to create the API Key. From there, your Godaddy domains will appear alongside all your DNSimple domains. Our latest video gives you an overview of the whole process.

Our new Notification Center also helps you monitor your domains by keeping you in the loop when background operations are working on your behalf. With our GoDaddy release, you can use the Notification Center to find out if a domain has been imported into your account or if something went wrong in the process.

What's next?

This is our first step in supporting domain registrations across multiple cloud DNS vendors, and the next step to bringing you a Domain Control Plane. Have other providers you'd like to see us add? Cast your vote on the account integrations page, or drop us a line with your suggestions.

Take a look at our support articles for more on managing your domains with our Integrated Providers. If you have any questions or want to talk more about your DNS management needs, get in touch — we'd love to hear from you.

Not using DNSimple yet? Give us a try free for 30 days, and experience how simple and streamlined your domain management can be.

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