WHOIS; the global catalog of domain ownership and controller information. When it was created it was likened to the white pages of the internet. It contains things such as who the domain is registered with, name, address, phone number, email, and name server information.

Domain Name: DNSIMPLE.COM 
Registry Domain ID: 1591842594_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
Registrar URL: www.enom.com
Updated Date: 2013–04–16T14:07:36.00Z
Creation Date: 2010–04–07T17:32:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2018–04–07T17:32:00.00Z Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: ANTHONY EDEN
Registrant Organization: DNSIMPLE
Registrant Street: 618 E…

Following the release of version 2 of the DNSimple API we have started providing different resources to help developers become proficient with it. One of these resources is a guide on how to get started with the DNSimple API in Elixir.

Building on top of that blog post, I want to show you how easy it is to check if a domain name is available for registration using our domain management API.


In order to follow this tutorial you will need:

Here at DNSimple we’ve written a lot about remote working; but when I joined I had no experience with that at all. I really wanted to see how I work best when not in a traditional office environment — I was sure I would need a co-working space. That is why — from my first month on — I worked from a space close to my home. (Spoiler: I do work from home now, but that will be another post)

I also worked a lot from coffee shops in the past. Especially when I was traveling, coffeeshops always worked out great. Lots of my side projects came to life in a great shop in San Francisco but why limit this only when traveling when I know I’m productive working in…

At DNSimple we love Go. Today, I want to show you one of the reasons why we love it, telling you the story of how we ended up using Go to guide our development design decisions.

This blog post is a transcript of the lighting talk I presented at dotGo 2016, with some small adjustments and examples.

Two years ago we started to redesign our domain API. We wanted it to be more powerful, and we wanted our customers to easily adopt the new API. Along…

Historically, conferences (big or small) have always been really good for us. After all, that’s how Anthony got the first thousand customers onboard with DNSimple back in 2010! 🍭👏

By virtue of being a globally distributed team, conferences also tend to turn into convenient meeting points. What I didn’t expect, however, was how attending a conference as a team could also act as a bonding experience.

Now, let me start with an apology to Jacobo, Luca, and Mak who…

DNSSEC at DNSimple is finally in beta! After quite a long period of development, we are now able to sign zones served through the DNSimple authoritative DNS network.

DNSSEC provides a way to cryptographically build a chain of trust from the root name servers all the way through to authoritative name servers. Authenticating resolvers may then verify this chain of trust to ensure the DNS results were not tampered with while in transit.

Signing a zone managed with…

Following a year of adjustment with even more adjustment on Remote Year

2016 was a year of adjustment for me. I found myself in a new role at DNSimple; I became a full-time employee, I began living by myself for the first time, I got a dog, and planned for what would be a year of even more adjustment in 2017.


A few months ago we started to receive Bugsnag notifications of a new error:

Redis::TimeoutError Connection timeout

We use Redis in many ways throughout our application, from background job queues to tracking request throttling state. We run a redis cluster and use Stunnel to provide SSL encryption to the Redis servers from various systems.

When I started troubleshooting this error I found an odd…

I have been using our keyboard shortcuts for a few months now, and even though they are basic, they totally make me look like a bad ass (at least in front of my family) when I manage my personal domains with DNSimple. You should try them out.

My most used shortcut is without a doubt the forward slash /. From any page, I can quickly get to the search bar and start typing the domain that I am looking for. Usually with a couple of characters, the domain that I was looking for is highlighted, and by…

“Oh, I’m with DNSimple. We’re a globally distributed team, without a physical office, providing a domain management automation service to tens of thousands of developers at startups and large companies around the world.”

— me casually answering the usual “so what do you do?”

Every time it gets me. I…


Domain management automation tools for developers

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