A new start for DNS Spy

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Mattias Geniar, September 16, 2020

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Hi all!

I’m excited to announce a strategic handover of DNS Spy to SecurityTrails with the goal to ensure both the future and growth of DNS Spy.

The right people, at the right time

For the last several months, I have been focussing more and more of my energy into Oh Dear. I’ve not been able to dedicate my full attention to the work that needs to be done on DNS Spy and I owe all of you an apology for that.

This isn’t fair to the DNS Spy users.

By handing over DNS Spy, I know its users will continue to be served properly. And I can focus, with renewed energy, on building an even bigger future for the Oh Dear users.

When this opportunity presented itself, it was a win-win for both sides.

The next steps

I will remain on board for the next 3 months to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

This includes, among other things:

  • migrating to a new, more powerful server environment
  • migrating to a new helpdesk/support system
  • ensuring the platform stability on the new servers

Most importantly: as a DNS Spy user, you should not notice anything. Both the migration and handover will be done transparently and without monitoring interruptions.

Here for any questions!

DNS Spy is the very first product I ever built as a solo-founder. It will always have a special place in my heart and memories.

It has taught me a lot about building a product, a community and a business.

I want to make time for any of the DNS Spy users that have questions or just want to reach out and talk. My e-mail address is m@ttias.be.

It’s been the loyalty and support of the DNS Spy users that have given me the opportunity to start this business and focus full-time on it. Without DNS Spy, I would never have been able to go fully independent.

To all of you: Thank You.

I wish you all the best,


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