Changing nameservers .de domain

Hey, I am trying to register my .de domain, so I need to change the nameservers to the Cloudflare ones.

But since the ICANN is not responsible for .de domains, I tried to change the nameservers at DENIC, who are responsible for .de domains.

They told me, that the provider is responsible for that.
How can I change the nameservers at Cloudflare?

I thought of just using a .com domain and do it like the tutorial states.
Would that be an better alternative?

You change nameservers at your domain’s registrar - if you’re using Cloudflare Registrar then that’s done automatically so it sounds like you’re not.

Something like will tell you who your registrar/point of contact is.


There is a problem: whois cant find my domain…

While I own it at Cloudflare:

Am I doing something wrong?

No, you’re not doing anything wrong.
You’re good as long as this might show up either due to the one of the two possible cases:

  1. Your domain name doesn’t have any nameservers configured at your domain registrar yet - as it was recently registered
  2. Might be due to the ccTLD as the domain is .de for a country level

The given nameservers and has to be set at your domain registrar to make it work.

Where did you registered your domain name? Namecheap, 101domains, gandi, godaddy, eurodns …
I’d suggest you to contact denic for further help how to add domain nameservers using their domain administration interface (as I believe they have it).

Furthermore, if you recently changed your domain nameservers, regular DNS propagation time usually takes up to 24-48 hours to complete.


How much time does it usually take until its “available”?
It has been almost 24h ^^

I registered the domain directly at Cloudflare with the free plan :slight_smile:

Hm, might be we are not on the same level of using the terms here :thinking:

Nevertheless, just for information, ccTLDs like .hr, .de and other’s aren’t all being supported to register at Cloudflare Registrar. Or, something changed and I might be wrong?

For testing purposes:

.de is no yet available to register at Cloudflare Registrar as far as it is not on the list at the below link:

So, from that on, what I understand you have done is added your domain name to your Cloudflare account.

And as far as I checked, when I search for on multiple different domain registrars, is says it’s a free domain available to register :thinking:

Not sure how’d you made it to add to your CF account, if so :thinking:

Thanks! Thats the problem

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