I’ll try to make a long story short, but there is much new stuff to tell you about! So make yourself a cup of coffee and sit back while you read about all the awesome changes on the website :)
New great design!
An incredible amount has been changed – in fact so much that the page is not recognizable at all! Because I for a long time have received some feedback, criticism and the like, I have had a huge list of UX improvements that just HAD to be implemented.
This means that virtually all types of tools on the site have now received a huge facelift, but it will only benefit you. It should also be much easier to find what you are looking for and navigate the website.
New features in the lookup
Several types of lookups have been significantly improved in both appearance and functionality. Especially during regular DNS lookups, there is a huge difference!
It is made clearer how you copy and make Whois lookups directly from the displayed records.
A red-ish button has been added under MX lookups that makes Office 365 lookups directly if any Office 365 related records are found.
And last but not least, results have been added in BIND format that can be copied and pasted directly into e.g. Amazon Route 53 or Google DNS!
Click here to lookup DNS.
All types of tools have been reviewed one by one, as there were periodic errors in some lookups in the past – these should be eliminated completely now (yes, I believe in myself). This applies to DNS lookups, Whois, SSL, etc.
Although it sounds like a lot for something as “simple” as DNS, there have been many questions about “what is” and “what does it mean”. Therefore, it has been quite obvious to make a glossary, to address some of the questions asked.
At the time of writing, the glossary has only just been launched and the content is still very sparse. And the existing words / phrases need to be updated – but no panic, it will come continuously as I get the time to explain and translate the words.
The glossary can be found here.
Yes, you read that right :) At the same time as the new update of the website, I have launched an English version of the site as well (the one you are currently viewing). I thought it was obvious, as Denmark has become a somewhat multinational society. And of course being able to get my name out there internationally is quite obvious as I have made the world’s best DNS tool ;)
Along with everything else new, an API for DNS lookups has also been launched. The API is partly free, but since it has been a fairly extensive project, and costs a lot to keep running, it also can’t be free if it is to be used professionally. See the prices here.
However, as a registered user of the site, you get 10 API lookups every month free of charge – and 100 free lookups (value $14.99) first time you register! Read more about the API here.