DNSimple provides essential services for every Internet-connected system: domain registration, hosted DNS, a powerful automation API, One-Click DNS services, and SSL certificates.
We bill DNS hosting as a monthly subscription. If you sign up for, or upgrade to, a yearly plan, you may receive a discount on your total subscription price. Pricing is available on our pricing page.
We bill domain registrations and transfers on a yearly basis. Pricing varies depending on the domain name. For more information, view the domain pricing list.
Want to use our DNS hosting, but not registration? You’re welcome to use another registrar and change your name servers to our name servers. DNSimple customers aren’t required to use our domain registration services to take advantage of our hosted DNS.
Powerful automation API
With the DNSimple REST API, you can register domain names and administrate them directly from your own scripts. We have a repository filled with API examples, so you can get up and running. Some things you can do with our API include:
- Check domain availability.
- Register and renew domains.
- Transfer domains.
- Buy SSL certificates.
- List and Manage Records.
- Register to events using webhooks to receive notification of changes.
Read up on our API features and abilities.
One Click DNS Services
One Click Services are ready-to-use DNS snippets. Applying a service creates all the DNS configurations necessary to configure your email and serve up your webpage.
- Hosting services, like Surge, WordPress, Webflow, and more.
- Productivity services, including Google’s G-Suite, Office 365, and KickoffLabs.
- Infrastructure services like Heroku.
- Email services, including Rackspace, Mailgun, and Fastmail.
- Ecommerce services, like Shopify and Squarespace.
See a complete list of our One Click Services.
We provide three types of SSL Certificates:
- Single-host SSL certificates ($20 per year)
- Wildcard certificates (included in our higher tiered plans, or $100 per year)
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates (included in the subscription)
Learn more about DNSimple certificates here.