CNAME record not resolving for qr.datefirst.co

I setup a CNAME record for qr.datefirst.co to point to cname.q-r.to. When I do a WHOIS I’m not seeing the DNS record show up at all. Neither is https://app.qr-code-generator.com which needs this record in order to configure short links. Thanks.

It seems to me http://qr.datefirst.co/ goes over HTTP firstly.

May I ask is the CNAME record :orange: or :grey: cloud?

Also, on which Cloudflare Plan is the domain? Therefore, what kind of CNAME Flattening option is being selected, if so (Cloudflare Dashboard → DNS tab → CNAME Flattening?

I would rather go with DIG to check the results:

QUESTION
qr.datefirst.co. IN CNAME
ANSWER
qr.datefirst.co. 299 IN CNAME cname.q-r.to.
QUESTION
qr.datefirst.co. IN A
ANSWER
qr.datefirst.co. 299 IN CNAME cname.q-r.to.
cname.q-r.to. 59 IN A 54.78.217.79
cname.q-r.to. 59 IN A 52.19.151.215

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Due to the short links, and the content behind, is it over HTTPS or on HTTP? - just being curious.

Therefore, may I ask what SSL option have you got selected at Cloudflare dashboard under the SSL/TLS tab? (Flexible, Full, Strict …)

As stated from above article regarding short links:

White label short URLs do not have an SSL certificate by default.

This is really not good at all, from the service provider, neither for the end-consumer.

Kindly, send them a request for it as stated:

White label short URLs do not have an SSL certificate by default. If you wish to secure your white label short URL with an SSL certificate (e.g. https://qr.yourdomain.com), we can arrange one for you by request.

We recommend waiting until the white label domain and SSL certificate are successfully activated in your account before creating and printing QR Codes for your marketing campaigns.

Furthermore, after they provide you with the SSL certificate for your qr sub-domain, click on the DNS tab and for that hostname make sure it is on the :orange: cloud, and I recommend you to make sure you select the Full (Strict) SSL option as well on the SSL/TLS tab.

Regarding QR code generator and Cloudflare, if you are interested, I recommend you to try out and I believe you could achieve this by using Cloudflare workers :wink:

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