Adding DNS Records

This tutorial covers adding general DNS records and specifically A, AAAA, CNAME, MX and TXT records.

  • Go to the DNS app of your Cloudflare dashboard.
  • Enter your credentials and click ‘Log In’
  • Click the domain in question

[Please note, the content of the records below are solely for example purposes and should be replaced by valid records with content provided by your web host]

Please select which record you need help adding:

A Record

AAAA Record

CNAME Record

MX Record


TXT Record

Other records that are not directly covered in this tutorial can be added in a similar way via the DNS app in your dashboard

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