Can I run Cloudflare's primary name servers for my WHM/cPanel VPS servers? If so, what is the name servers?


#1

Does Cloudflare have a primary & secondary name servers I can use for my WHM/cPanel VPS servers instead of my hosting companies? If so what are they domain names i.e. ns3(dot)cloudflare(dot)com & ns4(dot)cloudflare(dot)com? or is there name servers for 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1?

My servers host only multiple different Cloudflare accounts which would have multiple name servers. I don’t run my own DNS service, but currently using my host’s name servers.

I love the speed of Cloudflare’s DNS lookups and I am only using Cloudflare for my client’s, so I might as well use Cloudflare as my server’s name servers.

Can I use any of these? or are others cloudflare name server I can use?

(https)://1.1.1.1/
1.1.1.1, 1.0.0.1
ARE THESE THE NAME SERVERS?
fred(dot)ns(dot)cloudflare(dot)com, jean(dot)ns(dot)cloudflare(dot)com

ns3(dot)cloudflare(dot)com
ns4(dot)cloudflare(dot)com
ns5(dot)cloudflare(dot)com
ns6(dot)cloudflare(dot)com
ns7(dot)cloudflare(dot)com


#2

Hi @WaveCutter, Cloudflare name servers use first names (yes, like fred.cloudflare.com and jean.cloudflare.com).

But, using a random name won’t help you. You need to register the zone/domain with cloudflare, https://dash.cloudflare.com/sign-up. You can select the free plan if that meets the need. After signup, you’ll get two nameservers; give those to your registrar to update.


#3

What if I have multiple domains using different accounts in the cpanel part, but I am using one of using cloudflare registered domain for the server hostname. Do I use them? And will they resolve properly inside of cloudflare and outside? I have over 20 cloudflare accounts already for my clients.


#4

Thanks for your reply. I still learning learning difference from DNS to DNSSEC and adding DKIM, DMARC and SPF to domain.