Freenom whois is up, but cloudflare thinks not

I try to register a .cf tld from Freenom but it says failed to lookup domain register, even though I can visit the site right now, and search domains up.

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I am sorry to hear that.

Unfortunately, this kind of experience has a lot of users with free TLD extensions lately.

Freenom’s free domains are getting more difficult to add to Cloudflare.

I am afraid that your domain is registered under a TLD which is governed by the Freenom registry. Freenom currently experiences issues with their Whois service which prevents such domains from being added to Cloudflare. Freenom needs to fix that on their side. Unfortunately there is no ETA known for that.

If I could suggest to purchase a domain with an legitimate TLD extension like .com, .net, etc. from some of the registered domain registrars like NameCheap , Gandi or some other, as far as that TLDs have no issues, working so far so good.

This doesn’t look like an issue with Freenom. I was able to add my domain to NS1 via Netlify, but I can’t add it to Cloudflare. Freenom’s WHOIS service also seems to be working perfectly fine.