Python 3.7 or newer.


Many free operating system distributions have dnspython packaged for you, so you should check there first.

The next easiest option is to use pip:

pip install dnspython

If pip is not available, you can download the latest zip file from PyPI, unzip it.

On a UNIX-like system, you then run:

sudo python install

while on a Windows system you would run:

python install

Finally, you have the option of cloning the dnspython source from github and building it:

git clone

And then run as above.

Please be aware that the master branch of dnspython on github is under active development and may not always be stable.

Optional Modules

The following modules are optional, but recommended for full functionality.

If httpx is installed, then DNS-over-HTTPS will be available.

If cryptography is installed, then dnspython will be able to do low-level DNSSEC signature generation and validation.

If idna is installed, then IDNA 2008 will be available.

If aioquic is installed, the DNS-over-QUIC will be available.