Several days ago we detected the start of a DNS amplification attack. This attack was nothing special until the morning of June 3rd when it changed in a manner causing an outage for DNSimple name servers.
On May 20th, beginning at about 11:30am Pacific time (18:30 UTC), we experienced a partial service outage. A component failure blocked our customers from updating their DNS records.
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.
Today we're officially deprecating our advanced editor v1.
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.