Domain registered at Cloudflare, Nameservers change?

Hi! I just registered domain at Cloudflare and I plan to use it with a multiple subdomains.
My Hosting is a Bluehost rn, so it takes time for Domain itself and after that for each newly created subdomain to propagate in order to be useful.
I contacted Bluehost support regarding the propagation times and subdomain availability and the solution was to point Domain Registar nameservers to Bluehost.
It seems that this is impossible with Cloudflare, so I was wondering if there are any other solutions to this issue?

My main domain is game-vault net and first subdomain to work with is afkarena game-vault net

Here are the current DNS settings I’ve set here on Cloudflare, do I need to add anything else in there?

Greetings,

Thank you for asking.

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

As far as I can see, for game-vault.net I got parking page.
Kindly, check with your domain registrar if the “Parking page” option is enabled or checked somewhere in their interface :thinking:

Furthermore, for afkarena.game-vault.net I got 404 from the origin host/web server.

While for www.game-vault.net, redirected (301) to game-vault.net.

So the domain is registered at Cloudflare Registar and you want to change the domain nameservers to some other different than which Cloudflare’s provided to you, correct? :thinking:

If so, if the domain name is registered at Cloudflare Registrar, unfortunately, currently you cannot change the nameservers if you use Cloudflare as a domain registrar. Currently, Cloudflare Registrar only lets you use Cloudflare name servers. If you want to use external name servers, you’d have to transfer your domain registration to a different registrar:

6.1 in the Domain Registration Agreement states that you cannot change the nameservers:

6.1 Nameservers . Registrant agrees to use Cloudflare’s nameservers. REGISTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT MAY NOT CHANGE THE NAMESERVERS ON THE REGISTRAR SERVICES, AND THAT IT MUST TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY REGISTRAR IF IT WISHES TO CHANGE NAMESERVERS.

Domain Registration Agreement | Cloudflare

Unfortunately, only the possible solutin which I can see from the ToS of Cloudflare Registrar and your case: Transfer out and use different domain registar.

You can certainly transfer out after 60 days as per ICANN requirements.

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I just registered game-vault net with Cloudflare and I don’t think there is an option to park the domain, or I cant find it anywhere.
Im trying to Assign domain in my Bluehost account, but I guess I need to wait until DNS settings will go through.

And I suppose out of 4 options available I can only use option 2?

From what Bluehost is suggesting, I’d go with placing a .html file in my web/public_html folder, or DNS A record but unproxied :grey: (DNS-only) until they confirm it, later on you switch it to :orange:.

.html file would be the easiest solution, but how do I do it? I dont see anything like file manager here on Cloudflare?

You would upload it to your web hosting (Bluehost?) via FTP or a File Manager if using cPanel or some other interface to access your files and directories of your web server.

You might be missing some DNS records, if so? :thinking:

Otherwise, you can access the FTP directly via the IP of the web server provided from Bluehost.

Have you got login credentials to the interface of your web hosting provider?

Does it means that DNS are propagated already or that I should wait more? Should I change or add anything in my DNS settings on Cloudflare that I screenshoted above?
And how should I check with the Cloudflare domain register on this? The only support options are this community and email I suppose.

In order to upload anything I need my Bluehost hosting provider to see my Domain. And its here on Cloudflare.

I have listed everything I’ve done so far in the messages in this thread.

That solved the issue, now my website is assigned to Bluehost and working just fine.
Thank you for assistance.