Can't set TTL anymore when using the CDN?

Due to this DNS outage a few minutes ago. I wanted to increase the TTL so my clients wouldn’t be affected that much anymore.

But to my surprise you can’t set the TTL anymore? wtf?

You never have been able to. At least for several years. :orange: records are Auto, so that’s 5 minutes.

Any reason people can’t set their own TTLs, especially considering things like this can happen?

Cloudflare wants the ability to reroute traffic hitting their network in near- real-time.

When the underlying services are relatively static, long TTLs make sense, but when services are deployed dynamically such as Cloudflare you can just as easily end up with significant downtime when there is an unexpected need to shift traffic to another IP.

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