Free TSDNS and REST API Premium Services are Now Live
It’s been a while since our last update. While it’s been quiet, we’ve been very busy. Along with the growing number of page visitors, several feature requests have popped up and now we have a lot to share with you.
First, we have proudly opened registration to our site, which means that you can finally create an account to gain access to all premium features of our Simple REST API. We’ve had a few BETA testers playing with this stuff and so far the feedback has been incredible.
One of exciting things you can do as a premium user is embed a dynamic TS3 Server tree – aka TSViewer – that requires no server-side scripting language and no installation on your end. Our API does all the queries, sorts channels and clients and even downloads all the remote icons for you. In addition, the result is cached, so your TS3 Server is not getting hammered with requests.
Here’s an implementation example:
Awesome… but how do I upgrade my TS3 Server to premium?
Simple. Once you’ve created an account on our site, you can navigate to your TeamSpeak 3 Server in our Global Server List and click the Claim this Server button. This will generate a unique validation key on the Manage My Servers page in your personal Control Panel.
To prove that you’re the real owner of the server (or at least have administrative privileges), we’ll require you to temporary change the server name to this key until the validation process is complete. This should usually take no longer than 30 minutes.
I don’t want my server on your site. How can I remove it?!?
This is a question that reached us a couple of times now… and we think the answer is pretty straight forward. Our Global Server List is filled with the exact same data you’ll get within your TS3 Client and contains all voice servers that have server list reporting enabled. You can easily disable this functionality yourself by connecting to your server and unchecking a single checkbox in the settings.
This will remove your server from our database and the official list of TS3 Servers worldwide. However, if you want your server to remain in the official server list and just remove it from our site, you’ll have to create an account, claim the server as described above and disable the Global Server List functionality.
Another thing we prepared is the option to connect free TSDNS Domain Names with your TS3 Servers. The TeamSpeak Domain Name System will allow your users to connect your TeamSpeak 3 Server using a unique domain name, instead of a confusing (and sometimes changing) combination of IP address and port number.
With the free package, you can pick a single TSDNS address per server. We’ve got some fancy and convenient domains that we’ll allow you to choose your individual hostname from.
Last but not least, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and patience. We’re always excited about your feedback. Please let us know what you think about our latest additions to the Planet TeamSpeak service family and stay tuned for future updates!