DNS Validation Error (Code: 1004) When Adding A Record and CNAME to Shopify

I recently encountered a DNS Validation Error (Code: 1004) while attempting to configure my domain’s DNS settings to connect my Shopify store. The error message indicates, “This record type cannot be proxied.”

To provide a detailed context, I purchased my domain through Cloudflare and am now in the process of setting it up with Shopify. I followed Shopify’s instructions to add an A record pointing to Shopify’s IP address and a CNAME record for the www subdomain. However, when I try to save these records, the mentioned error appears, preventing me from proceeding.

Cloudflare does not allow proxying (orange cloud) for Shopify records since Shopify also uses Cloudflare. To resolve this, you need to set the DNS record to DNS only (grey cloud/unproxied).

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