Modify DNS using code or API?

  • Posted January 29, 2013

Is it possible to modify DNS records (for example creating a new subdomain and assigning it to a droplet) using the API, coding, or doing it any other way rather than using the Control Panel?

For example, I would like to create new instances of a webapp with a custom subdomain. Example the user chooses “hello”, so his instance would be located in


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DNS has been added to the API a while ago:

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Hi, I wrote a little shell script to update and A record (like dynamic DNS) <br> <br> <br> <br>enjoy

very interested in this. please make it so!

any news on this as im about to move my cloud server here and need to know if im doing the dns manually.

BUMP <br>we need this feature!

February is over. Any new about when it will be possible?

Ok thanks Raiyu! Great to know it’s coming.

Not yet, but we will be adding DNS management in to the API within the next month so you’ll be able to do that soon.