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Manipulate DNS records on various DNS providers in a standardized/agnostic way.

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Why using Lexicon?

Lexicon provides a way to manipulate DNS records on multiple DNS providers in a standardized way.

Lexicon can be used as:

  • a CLI tool:
# Create a TXT entry in zone hosted by CloudFlare
lexicon cloudflare create TXT --name foo --content bar
  • or a Python library:
# Create a TXT entry in zone hosted by CloudFlare
from lexicon.client import Client
from lexicon.config import ConfigResolver

action = {
    "provider_name" : "cloudflare",
    "action": "create",
    "domain": "",
    "type": "TXT",
    "name": "foo",
    "content": "bar",
config = ConfigResolver().with_env().with_dict(action)

Lexicon was designed to be used in automation, specifically letsencrypt.

Supported providers

Only DNS providers who have an API can be supported by lexicon.

The current supported providers are:

aliyun aurora azure cloudflare cloudns
cloudxns conoha constellix ddns digitalocean
dinahosting directadmin dnsimple dnsmadeeasy dnspark
dnspod dreamhost dynu easydns easyname
euserv exoscale gandi gehirn glesys
godaddy googleclouddns gransy gratisdns henet
hetzner hostingde hover infoblox infomaniak
internetbs inwx joker linode linode4
localzone luadns memset misaka mythicbeasts
namecheap namecom namesilo netcup nfsn
njalla nsone oci onapp online
ovh plesk pointhq porkbun powerdns
rackspace rage4 rcodezero route53 safedns
sakuracloud softlayer transip ultradns valuedomain
vercel vultr webgo yandex yandexcloud
zeit zilore zonomi    


Online documentation (user guide, configuration reference) is available in the Lexicon documentation.

For a quick start, please have a look in particular at the User guide.


If you want to help in the Lexicon development, you are welcome!

Please have a look at the Developer guide page to know how to start.


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  • Logo: transform by Mike Rowe from the Noun Project