We recently made some changes in the way we deal with expiration dates. In this post I'm going to explain the changes we introduced and how they affect you.
A referral program is a powerful way to get new customers. We recently breathed new life into our referral program.
We revamped our top-level domain pages to make it easier to find the information that you are looking for.
We provide specific custom records such as URL, ALIAS, and URL to simplify some of the DNS pain points.
Beta support for DNSSEC at DNSimple is here! Read on to see how to enable DNSSEC on your domains.
Find out how you can quickly access any resource with a few key presses.
Starting today we are opening up the DNSimple Platform to a select group of developers, to help shape the future of domain management automation.
Let Certificate Authorities know if they are allowed to issue certificates for your domain with this new record type.
The new activity tracking feature will allow you to browse the history of all the things that happened in your DNSimple account.
Today we are making a big step towards providing services for domain management automation with the general availability of the latest generation of our domain management API.
We have implemented a new feature that alerts you when your domain is pending contact verification
The Let's Encrypt integration allows DNSimple customers to request a free certificate issued by the Let's Encrypt certification authority for any domain managed with DNSimple.
Elixir joins Go and Ruby as the third language to have an official client for the version 2 of the DNSimple API.
With API v2 in beta, we're releasing new features requested by our developers community. Today we announce filtering and sorting.
A quick and fun new way to register domains and to update your account right from your team's Slack channel.
Every wondered what your domains sound like?
Strillone is service that listens to incoming webhooks from DNSimple, and publishes them to a Slack channel or other chat service.
With the new DNSimple webhooks, you can now track events happening inside your accounts, improve your integrations, and make managing your domains even easier.
The new version of the DNSimple API (v2) is now available in Public Beta.
Find, and easily manage all your domains across your accounts from one simple place.
Today we take our first step towards supporting DNSSEC by enabling DS record management for registerd domains.
It's now possible to purchase or renew SSL certificates for more than one year.
We've just launched a new set of instructions for installing SSL certificates on Microsoft Azure.
Today we are very happy to announce a complete overhaul of our 2-step verification system based on the TOTP specifications.
With this new feature you can selectively enable/disable DNS hosting for a specific domain.
Today we are launching new features, including multiple account support and teams, as well as new plans with new features. We've been working on this for a while now, and we're excited to finally put in your hands. Read on for details.
We've just redesigned the domain certificate page to make it easier to see a certificate order, download and install an SSL certificate.
Now you can decide what email address DNSimple invoices will be sent to.
We have simplified the setup of Secondary DNS by adding pre-populated providers.
After several weeks of hard work we are very happy to announce that DNSimple supports Secondary DNS starting today.
We're always improving security at DNSimple. Here is what we did for our SSL setup.
The new SSL certificate installation wizard will guide you throughout the setup of the certificate on your server.
The domain manage page is your dashboard for everything about your domain. We're happy to introduce a new page that should make everything easier.
All DNSimple certificates are now using the SHA-2 (SHA-256) hashing algorithm.
Getting notifications about domains you just want to expire about can be annoying. Now you don't need to see them anymore.
API now supports Two Factor Authentication, any API call will now comply with the 2FA settings of your account.
We have been working on our invoicing system a lot lately. Today we are finally releasing one of the most requested features: PDF invoices.
I'm extremely excited to announce a new major version of the DNSimple iPhone application.
Today we're introducing a new technology that revolutionizes DNS delivery. Read on to find out more about this amazing break-through.
We have expanded our DNS hosting so it covers all new gTLDs and private domains.
I've been silently working behind the scenes at DNSimple on the design of the app. Today I'd like to introduce the first of many improvements: refreshing the invoices we send.
We know transferring domain names can be a time-consuming and scary process. Starting today we will take care of the transfer for you with our free domain transfer concierge service.
Starting today we will send an invoice when your subscription is renewed, making it easier to track all of your DNSimple charges via invoices.
Today we're marking an important milestone in our API development. We're officially announcing a new versioned API and a new dedicated API base URI.
We've deployed support for two new services today and we've also improved the ALIAS record. Read on for details.
You can now resend an SSL certificate approval email using the link in your certificate page.
We often receive requests about moving domains from one DNSimple account to another. The good news is that you can accomplish this easily, without going through the domain transfer process.
Starting right now, you can reset the domain token from the application.
Suggesting a one-click service is now very simple. Fork our DNSimple Services project on Github, develop your service integration and issue a pull request.
We silently rolled a completed new version of the Resolution Status indicator with real-time results.
By popular demand, we added a confirmation dialog when trying to delete a record from the advanced editor.
Today we deployed a change to how the Heroku one-click service works. Heroku recently released their European region, and with that change they deprecated the "proxy" subdomain for Heroku apps. To make DNSimple's one-click service compatible with this change, we now require your Heroku app name, as it appears in your herokuapp.com subdomain. When you add Heroku just enter your app name part of the herokuapp.com domain and you should have an ALIAS for your apex domain and a CNAME for "www". You can always add or change these later.
Starting today all of those records which used to only be visible by querying our DNS servers will now be visible through the DNSimple site as System Records.
By popular demand, you can now switch to yearly billing for your DNSimple subscription and benefit from 1 month of service for free.
We're now supporting DNS hosting for all IDN TLDs.
Today we are happy to announce a brand new email notification system that makes it even easier to see what domains and certificates are nearing expiring, all in a single glance.
I'm happy to announce that we've added several new country-code TLDs for registration and transfer at DNSimple.
Today we shipped an update to our domain list page that adds domain pagination and improves the existing searching and filtering capabilities.
All ALIAS records will now respect their TTL value set at DNSimple.
Please welcome our new DNSimple API documentation.
Today we've launched two-factor authentication support in DNSimple to give you an extra level of protection against unwanted access to your account.
Thanks to the hard work of Florin T. Patrascu, DNSimple now has a brand new version for its iPhone app, and it's awesome. With version 2.0 you can now register and transfer domains right in the app. It also possible to manage all of your various record types now as well and has a bunch of performance enhancements too.
I'm pleased to announce the general availability of a new virtual record type called POOL record, that lets you create multiple CNAME records on the same subdomain.
Late last year we introduced the ALIAS virtual record type at DNSimple. Since then we've had numerous people ask us how we implemented the functionality. While we are always making incremental changes, here is an overview of how it works:
Today I'd like to introduce a new record type that we've added to make pointing to dynamic hosting services a little less painful.
DNSimple's WHOIS lookup interface allows you to lookup WHOIS information for a domain.
I'm happy to announce that the DNSimple Advanced Editor has gotten a refresh.
Starting with the current billing cycle, all DNSimple customers will now receive a statement with details about charges made through their DNSimple accounts. This will include both monthly recurring charges as well as any charges for domain registration, transfer, Whois Privacy Protection and SSL certificates. We hope this makes managing your monthly reconciliation a little bit easier.
If you've been looking into using DNSimple for hosting your DNS and you have more than 500 names, we now have you covered. As of today, any Platinum customer will pay only $0.10 per domain for DNS hosting when you exceed 500 domains. The pricing will automatically go into affect for all Platinum customers who exceed the 500 domain limit - there is no need for you to do anything special.
I'm happy to announce that we've now made SSL certificate purchasing, sharing and vanity name servers enable/disable functionality available via the DNSimple API.
We've just rolled out two new features for DNSimple that we'd like to share with you.
As of today you can now get one month of free DNS service for each customer you refer to DNSimple when that customer activates their account. The person you refer also gets a free month in addition to the 30-day free trial they already get, effectively giving them free DNS for 60 days.
We've been hard at work here and have some exciting announcements.
We've released a new feature today to all DNSimple customers that provides a way for you to share management functionality with other DNSimple customers without sharing credentials for an account.
Just in time for this year's tax season, you can now get a list of your transactions with DNSimple on the web site and show and print receipts for each charge transaction.
We're very happy to announce the roll out of an improved DNSimple web interface today to all DNSimple customers. Staying true to our name, the updates to the web interface are all about making DNS simple. Here is a rundown of what has changed and how it will make your experience with DNSimple even better.
I've just rolled out a new feature for DNSimple called WHOIS Privacy Protection. For DNSimple customers that register with us or transfer domains into our system we can now make your WHOIS information private by putting a third-party in between you and spammers. For $8.00 per year per domain your email address and physical address will no longer be shown in WHOIS output. Email will be routed to you through a proxy email address.
As of yesterday, DNSimple now supports NAPTR records and domain registration and transfer of TLDs that require extended attributes through the API.
A new deployment of DNSimple has gone live, bringing with it the ability to edit records. Previously you had to delete the old record and add a new one in order to make a change, now you can simply click the Edit link and make the changes you need, save the record and the DNS servers will be updated.
I've just pushed an update to the DNSimple API that adds support for listing, describing, creating and deleting contacts.
I've just pushed out a release of DNSimple that updates the DNSimple API to add support for domain registration, domain transfer and a variety of template and template record manipulation actions.
DNSimple is now providing domain registration and transfer services to all of our customers.