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.
Post mortem of the ALIAS record resolution failure on April 6th.
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…
We will be moving NS3 from its current IP address to a new IP address.
An overview of how we switched the implementation of our redirector from Ruby to Go.