DNSimple DNS for Paperplane Custom Domains

Tony Dewan April 19, 2013

Kyle wrote an in depth tutorial about setting up custom domains in your paperplane account. It explains the complete process, so that’s a great place to start if you’re confused. However, he focused on iwantmyname (which is great), and I’m an avid DNSimple user. I want to quickly describe how a DNSimple setup is different.

I’m going to assume a few things: you’ve got a subscription, a site added to your paperplane dashboard, and domain in your DNSimple account. If that’s the case, you’ll just need to add a few DNS records. Here’s what it looks like for me, on

There are 2 important things to note.

  • First, I'm using DNSimple's URL record type to redirect to This replaces WWWizer in Kyle's writeup. It's a one-stop shop!
  • Second, I have several subdomains (www, 2011, 2012) CNAME'd to That means I have 3 different sites in my dashboard, and 3 different folders in my Dropbox.

It's as simple as that. Still have questions about custom domains or DNS? Let us know!