Adding Hosting Nameservers NS Records on the DNS app


I recently transferred my domains to Cloudflare Registrar. Now I am trying to point one of my domains to the right hosting provider which only gives me nameservers and no ip example and

I found in the DNS app an option called NS so I entered the two NS records as shown in the image below
NS / @ / NS1.SOMEHOSTING.COM / Automatic TTL
NS / @ / NS2.SOMEHOSTING.COM / Automatic TTL

It’s been few hours and my domain is still not pointing to the hosting provider.

Am I doing something wrong ? Is it because I am on a free plan ?

I need help thanks

Unfortunately, domains registered here can only use Cloudflare name servers (for now), which is a requirement to transfer a domain here in the first place.

I can’t find documentation to this effect, but it’s one of the current restrictions.

What a catch22 situation that is. So the NS record in the DNS app is useless ?

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That NS entry can be used for subdomain delegation. For the root domain, that would be self-referencing, which wouldn’t work: Asking the name server for your domain “What’s the name server for your domain?”

Thanks for the help btw.

I understand the logic of your answer but the NS option seems logical to use as an alternative to an ip put in an A record if the hosting doesn’t give me an ip then my website is stuck by using Cloudflare as registrar.

Do you know any alternative to resolve this issue ?

Thanks again

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Not to seem flippant, but use a host that doesn’t lock you into their DNS. Now that seems hypocritical since Cloudflare is doing the same thing, but Cloudflare isn’t a web host. Maybe if you ask your host nicely, they can find a workaround.

I’ve never used a host that forces me to use their DNS, and there are plenty out there with low monthly rates for reliable servers.

Cloudflare is a big and resourceful company I am surprised at the lack of this option that most registrars have.

It happens that I have a free hosting that requires those two nameservers to be put in order for it to function. It makes no sense for me to switch then pay for something that I already have for free. I switched to Cloudflare registrar to save money (as advertised) not to end up paying more.

They’re working on such features: New Registrations, Outside Name Servers, WHOIS data, Outbound transfers.

For now, it’s an initial setup for existing Cloudflare customers.


Thanks looking forward for those features

Also outbound transfers can’t be completed in the first 60 days of another transfer or a change of WHOIS info, per ICANN rules, they will show the transfer out button 60 days from your original transfer in.

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I have the same situation.
My registrar does not allow mx records.
So I need to use cloud fare with mx records and point ns records to my registrar master and slave nameservers.