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Sponsoring Team Voltage for the Houston FIRST Championships

Our local high school robotics team is heading to Houston for the FIRST Championships, and we're going along for the ride.

Let's Encrypt Wildcard Certificates Are Here

Starting today you can leverage DNSimple certificate automation to issue Let's Encrypt wildcard certificates.

Wishing You a Happy & Healthy 2019!

Thank you for an awesome 2018. All of us here at DNSimple look forward to bringing you even more in 2019.

GDPR at DNSimple

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, goes into effect this week. Find out what we're changing to help customers comply with the new regulations.

Recap: Ruby Unconference Hamburg 2018

A recap of the Ruby Unconf in Hamburg which was debuting the first weekend in May.

API v1 Shutdown: Last notice for May 10 and May 31

On May 10 we will shutdown the API v1 for 4 hours. On May 31, 2018 we will permanently shut down the API v1.

Welcome Corey Haines

Corey Haines joins the DNSimple team from Chicago.

Welcome Andrew Rabbitt

We have a new team member! Welcome Andrew Rabbitt to the DNSimple team.

API v1 Shutdown Notice

On May 31, 2018 we will permanently shut down the API v1. Any API v1 integrations will no longer work.

Conference recap: fstoco 2017

We've been at Canada's one and only Fullstack Toronto, a *pretty good* conference in one of the most beautiful cities in Northern America. Here is our highlight reel.

More affordable Whois Privacy prices

Effective immediately, we've decreased the price for the whois privacy service from $8/year to as low as $2/year.

Conference recap: code.talks 2017

We've been to one of the biggest language-agnostic conferences in Europe. Here's our best of.

Welcome Maria Munuera!

Today I welcome Maria Munuera to the DNSimple team.

Uniregistry TLD price increases

Starting September 1st we'll adjust the domain registration, tranfer, and renewal prices for several TLDs, as a result of registry price increase.

DNCrew ChefConf 2017 Wrapup

We here at DNSimple love the chef community and it's heartwarming to be reminded how much they love us back.

Our commitment to Domain Management Automation

At DNSimple we truly believe in automation, here's some of our future plans.

New Chef Cookbook Release

We've re-written our Chef Cookbook for Chef 12 and 13 compatibility and to use our domain management API v2.

CentralNic is sunsetting several second-level .COM TLDS

CentralNic has discontinued a number of second-level TLDs they offer, including .AR.COM, .GB.COM, .HU.COM, .KR.COM, .QC.COM, .NO.COM, .SE.COM, .UY.COM.

Terraform 0.9 and DNSimple API v2

Terraform 0.9 has been released, and it contains important updates to the DNSimple Provider.

Welcome Ole Michaelis

Ole joins DNSimple helping with all things software.

Changes to browser HTTPS warnings in Firefox and Chrome

Firefox and Chrome are now strengthening their warnings, flagging HTTP sites with forms as insecure. Here's how you can avoid the issue.

ChefConf 2016 Wrapup

Discussing the experience of the DNSimple team at ChefConf 2016.

Large redesigns and big rebrandings

We are releasing big visible updates to our UI and we launched a new logotype to match what's coming up this year.

Announcing DNSimple Ruby Gem v3

After the beta release of the version 2 of our API we have updated the official Ruby client to support the latest version.

DNSimple at RubyDay 2015

A short coverage of the RubyDay 2015 conference in Italy.

DNSimple April 2016 Team Meetup Recap

In April 2016, the DNSimple team got together in Pomas, France for our team meetup. Here's what happened.

DNSimple at RubyConf.PH 2016

A short coverage of the RubyConf Philippines 2016 conference in Manila.

Welcome Laetitia Eden

Laetitia joined the DNSimple team officially in January! Laetitia is in France and is working on customer onboarding and experience.

Welcome Luca Guidi

Luca joins the DNSimple team from Rome, he has been working on the API and he created the Hanami Ruby framework.

DNSimple Team Retreat in Avignon, August 2015

Summary of the 5th DNSimple team retreat held in Avignon at the end of August, 2015.

Anthony's talk at So Coded 2015

Mr Eden was in Hamburg earlier this Summer to drop knowledge at SoCoded 2015.

Welcome Mak Arnautovic

Mak joins the DNSimple team as our first DevOps Apprentice

Welcome Antoine Meunier

Antoine joins the DNSimple team from Montreal to tackle customer acquisition.

Announcing Zone Vision, A New Tool for Inspecting DNS Zones

Announcing our new web service for inspecting DNS zones and finding potential issues. Read on to see what Zone Vision can do for you.

5 Years of DNSimple

5 years ago, today, the first commit for DNSimple was recorded in git.

Olympic Hopeful Antoine Meunier and DNSimple Team Up

Late last year I sat down with Antoine Meunier, 2014 canoe-kayak US champion and 2016 olympic hopeful, and over burittos we agreed to a sponsorship deal. Read on to find out more.

DNSimple at TropicalRuby 2015

A short coverage of the TropicalRuby 2015 conference in Recife.

Welcome Sebastian Hermida

Sebastian joined the DNSimple team a few weeks back. Read on to find out a bit about him.

API v0 end of life and API v1 2FA timelines

On October 31st, 2014 the API v0 will be shutted down and two-factor authentication for v1 will be enabled by default.

SHA-2 and DNSimple

We're serious about improving security and you should be too. Here's our plan for issuing SHA-2 signed certificates

Migrating away from the old Heroku legacy routing layer

Heroku is closing their legacy routing system. For the new routing system you'll need a DNS provider that supports ALIAS records.

Welcome Joseph Caudle

Joseph joins the DNSimple team from Indianapolis and will bring his development skills to bear on the DNSimple app.

Switching from to Stripe

Switching from one payment provider to another is no small task, but it is possible. In this post I will explain how we did it.

Unicast Name Servers to Shut Down

If you use vanity name servers you should read this as you may need to make changes at your domain registrar.

Welcome Javier Acero

Javier Acero joined the DNSimple team a few weeks back. Read on to find out a bit about him.

Heartbleed and Getting New Keys and Certificates

Due to the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, it's a good idea to replace your SSL keys and certificates once you've patched the vulnerability.

Heartbleed Vulnerability Update

How DNSimple is reacting in front of the just discovered SSL Heartbeat vulnerability

Jacobo García joins the DNSimple Team

Jacobo García joins the DNSimple team to work on our infrastructure from European time zones. Read on to find out a bit about Jacobo.

Services vs Templates

Today we are taking one step further in the separation between services and templates by officially removing standard templates in favor of services.

Welcome Aaron to DNSimple!

Aaron Kalin joined the DNSimple team to help with all things infrastructure. Read on to find out a bit about Aaron.

Improved support site

We updated our support site, leaving KBSimple in favor of a static site generator.

Out with the old and in with the new

In the spirit of "out with the old and in with the new", we're launching our redesigned blog and a new status page today.

Happy New Year from the DNSimple Team

Happy New Year! As 2013 draws to a close, we would like to express our gratitude for your ongoing support. We've experienced an extraordinary year of growth.

Anycast for Everyone

As of yesterday, December 27th, we've replaced our Unicast servers with Anycast. All DNSimple customers now have access to our Anycast network at no additional charge.

PSA: New Rules for Domain Name Registrants Starting January 2014

Starting on the 1 January, 2014, a change in the rules for email addresses on your domain registrant information may cause your web site and email to be taken offline if you're not careful.

Scheduled maintenance (Sunday, December 1 at 10AM Pacific)

We have scheduled a one hour maintenance window beginning Sunday, December 1st at 10 AM Pacific time (1800 UTC).

Scheduled maintenance (Sunday, September 8 at 10PM Pacific)

We have scheduled a one hour maintenance window beginning Sunday, September 8 at 10 PM Pacific time (0500 UTC).

Keyboard Shortcuts

When you use a site on a regular basis it is nice to have keyboard shortcuts to make navigation easy. A week ago we added support to DNSimple for various keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier. Here is a short explanation on how to use them and how we implemented them.

Scheduled maintenance (June 30th)

We're moving our write enabled Postgres cluster to a new data center. As such we've scheduled a one hour maintenance window starting at 8am Pacific time (1500 UTC) on Sunday, June 30. The DNSimple app and API will be unavailable for roughly twenty minutes.

Application maintenance window (May 15)

We have scheduled a one hour maintenance window beginning at 6pm Pacific time on Wednesday, May 15 (Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 0100 UTC). This will be used to update network routers at each of DNSimple's data centers to increase overall availability. We expect the DNSimple application and redirection service to each be unavailable for less than five minutes. Name service will not be affected. We apologies for any inconveniences this may cause our customers.

Announcing Advanced Editor v1 end of life

Today we're officially deprecating our advanced editor v1.

Application maintenance window (April 21st)

In order to update several low level components of our software stack we have scheduled a maintenance window beginning Sunday, April 21 at 0400 UTC (Saturday, April 20th at 9PM Pacific time). It will remain open for two hours. We expect the DNSimple application and API to be unavailable for less than twenty minutes. Name service will not be affected. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause our customers. Updates will be posted to our Twitter feed.

Advancing DNS Into the 21st Century

Modern web applications benefit from fast DNS responses. DNS response times may still add anywhere from 10s to 100s of milliseconds to your applications overall latency. DNS providers are constantly working to reduce lookup times using technology such as caching and the use of BGP protocols. Even web browser makers like Google have joined in with fast public resolvers and even improvements in web browsers. You may have already heard of this term: pre-fetching. Well we've gone one step further…

NS3 IP Address is Changing

We will be moving NS3 from its current IP address to a new IP address.

2012 in Review

As we close out 2012, I'd like to take a moment to reflect a bit on the year that is about to end.

Planned System Maintanence, January 7th, 2013

We will be disabling the DNSimple web application and API starting at 6:30 AM UTC January 7th, 2013 for approximately 1 hour for a planned system upgrade. We will be posting updates on Twitter during this period if the maintenance window needs to be extended.

DNSimple acquires RoboDomain, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that RoboDomain Inc. is now a part of DNSimple!

New DNSimple Knowledge Base

DNSimple has a new Knowledge Base, available today at

Retiring old IP address

On April 10th we will be retiring the old IP address for

DNSimple Maintenance Sunday, September 18th

This Sunday, September 18th, 2011, we will be performing a short maintenance on the DNSimple web site and API server. This maintenance will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes during which the web site and API will be unavailable.

DNSimple Service Level Agreement

We know how important DNS is to you. Whether you have selected DNSimple because of the easy to use domain management and registration or because of our comprehensive API or because you know that we care deeply about providing an awesome DNS and domain registration service, we want you to be confident that we will also work diligently to keep your DNS service stable and operational so you don't have to worry about it.

Automatically updating your IP with DNSimple

Jason Seifer has a simple bash script that you can use to discover your current IP address and then use the DNSimple API to update an A record. Awesome! and

As of today we've added two additional NS names to the name server names you can and should use for domains hosted with DNSimple.

DNSimple Maintenance

The DNSimple web site will be taken offline tonight for a short maintenance. DNS resolution should not be affected, although new records make take a few minutes longer than normal to show once the system is reactivated. We will post updates here as they become available. Thank you for your patience.

DNSimple Knowledge Base

We've begun work on the DNSimple Knowledge Base. If you have questions about DNS in general or about DNSimple's offerings, please contact us and we'll answer your questions in the Knowledge Base. We look forward to hearing from you.

From Beanstalkd to Resque

Yesterday I switched over DNSimple from a home grown background processing solution based on beanstalkd and custom code for handling queue messages as jobs to one using Resque.

Welcome to the DNSimple Blog

Given all of the awesome stuff that keeps coming out for DNSimple, I've decided that I need to be able to write longer posts.

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