Using DNSimple alongside other DNS providers

If you want to set up automatic zone transfers (AXFR) between DNSimple and another DNS service provider, head to the Add a secondary DNS server to DNSimple and Add DNSimple as a secondary DNS server articles

You can combine our secondary DNS feature with our API or UI to have zone redundancy with other DNS providers. You’re responsible for keeping the zones in sync between other DNS providers and DNSimple. There are several ways to do this:

This diagram shows how zone changes are propagated to both DNS service providers:

Externally managed Secondary DNS diagram

Configuring DNSimple along another DNS provider

To set up zone redundancy with another DNS provider:

  • If you don’t have the domain in your DNSimple account, add it with “Add DNS zone”.
  • Go to the domain page, and click on the DNS in the menu.
  • Under the Secondary DNS card, click on .

    Change you Secondary DNS configuration

  • Enter the name servers of your primary DNS provider in the field.

    Configure primary DNS provider name servers

  • Click on .
Adding a secondary DNS zone with manual replication from the dashboard

Alternatively, you can add a secondary DNS zone with manual replication from your dashboard:

  1. Log in to DNSimple with your user credentials.
  2. If you have more than one account, select the relevant one.
  3. Click from the Dashboard, and choose from the provided options. Adding a secondary DNS zone with manual replication
  4. Enter the and .
  5. Click .