Getting Started With Your Personal Plan
Table of Contents
- Step 1: Preparing your account
- Step 2: Adding your domains
- Step 3: Configuring DNS records for your domain
- Additional resources
This guide will help you get started with your DNSimple Personal Plan as quickly as possible.
Learn the differences between the Personal plan and the Professional plan.
Step 1: Preparing your account
- Account activation is easy and includes a free 30-day trial. You can cancel at any time during your 30-day trial without being charged. During the course of your trial, you’re free to change plans to try different features.
- Secure your account with multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication is a security measure that helps protect you from unwanted access to your account and increases the security of your data.
- Learn how to read and understand your DNSimple invoice.
Step 2: Adding your domains
Transferring an existing domain into DNSimple, registering a new domain, or delegating your domain to us can be done by following these guides:
Transferring an existing domain
Transferring a domain name to DNSimple is the process of moving your domain registration to DNSimple. DNSimple will act as a domain registrar. You’ll be able to manage your entire domain configuration in your DNSimple account.
Check out this guide on how to transfer your domain with no downtime.
Read more: Transferring a Domain to DNSimple.
Registering a new domain
There are two reasons to register a domain with DNSimple: when it’s a newly purchased domain or when you’re already managing the DNS for a domain.
Read more: Registering a Domain.
Delegating your domain to DNSimple
Have you registered a domain elsewhere but want to manage the DNS records with DNSimple? Pointing the name servers to DNSimple will cause the domain to resolve using the DNS records configured in your DNSimple account.
Step 3: Configuring DNS records for your domain
Once your domains have been added, it’s important to configure DNS records for them. This ensures people can reach your web site, send you email, and so on.
The two most common records you’re likely to configure are
CNAME records. Follow the links below to read more about them.
Alternatively, set up DNS records for common platforms such as Google Workspace, Shopify, or WordPress using our one-click services.
Make sure to check your nameservers. If your domain isn’t delegated to DNSimple, changes you make to DNS records won’t resolve.
- SSL certificates
- Email forwards
- Whois Privacy
- Learn how DNS and HTTPS work
- What happens if I stop paying for my DNSimple subscription?