I manage a few customer domain names and rather than setting them all up in cloudflare individually, I want to be able to point them all to my own nameserver records, but manage that nameserver record in Cloudflare as it gives a possibility to change it if the server IP or location ever changes.
Yes, I am aware that Cloudflare offers “vanity nameservers” but that is not what I am after… I simply want to be able to add a glue record to my own NS record.
I have the below set up working quite well - the only issue is that Cloudflare don’t allow the setting / sending of Glue records… so that is my feature request
As it stands I have it working as follows (sharing in case others find this useful);
Set up master domain record as follows;
myexample. com is registered at another registrar and then pointed to Cloudflare nameservers e.g. this.ns.cloudflare and that.ns .cloudflare. com (added spaces to prevent this post putting hyperlinks on!)
Inside cloudflare, configure the records for the domain “myexample. com” as follows (55.66.789.12 is my fictitious server IP) - all records should be set to grey cloud DNS only to allow pass through.
A ns1 55.66.789.12
A ns2 55.66.789.13
A myexample .com 55.66.789.12
A www 55.66.789.12
MX myexample .com 55.66.789.12
NS myexample .com ns1.myexample .com
NS myexample .com ns2.myexample .com
On my server I have configured ns1.myexample .com > 55.66.789.12 and ns2.myexample .com > 55.66.789.13
Then at the registrar for clientdomainexample .com point to > ns1.myexample .com and ns2.myexample .com
This all works fine, except that intodns etc will report that there is (NO GLUE) coming from the nameservers ns1.myexample .com and ns2.myexample .com. This is typically not too much of an issue, but I have found some troubles with .com tlds.
So - Cloudflare, give us the chance to set our own glue records on the free plan