Getting Started With Your Personal Plan

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Figuring out where to start with your new DNSimple subscription can be intimidating. This guide will help you get started as quickly as possible.

Learn the differences between the Personal plan and the Professional plan.

Step 1: Preparing your account

  1. 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.
  2. Secure your account with two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is a security measure that helps protect you from unwanted access to your account, and increases the security of your data.
  3. 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 simply 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, and you will 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.

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. Doing so ensures that people can reach your web site, send you email, and so on.

The two most common records you’re likely to configure are A and 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, then changes you make to DNS records won’t resolve.

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