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.
CNAME stands for Canonical Name. CNAME records can be used to alias one name to another. For example, if you have a server where you keep all of your documents online, it might normally be accessed through docs.example.com. You may also want to access it through documents.example.com. One way to make this possible is to add a CNAME record that points documents.example.com to docs.example.com. When someone visits documents.example.com they will see the exact same content as docs.example.com.
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.
Today I’m starting a new series of regular blog posts called “DNS Simplified”. In these post it is my goal to describe DNS and domain name concepts so they are easy for anyone to understand.