Hello! I am very new to managing DNS settings. I added a CNAME record to our domain name yesterday but it has still not updated to our domain. I simply added “welcome” as the name and copy/pasted the IPv4 address of the splash page company we use. How long does this process typically take?
A CNAME cant point to an IP. Can you post a screenshot of that record?
Here is the record: https://imgur.com/CN1651B
Here are the instructions I received: https://imgur.com/NAH4vIp
The CNAME is properly configured, but being proxied () it is actually flattened to an A record.
I presume you need to configure your domain on their side too, have you done that?
The side that gave me instructions? I just listed what the domain/subdomain name is.
Well, your Cloudflare setup looks all right (unless it really should be a CNAME in which case you’d need to switch it to ).
The 404 you get is from their end and you need to clarify it with them.
Ok will do.
Should I change from the orange cloud (http and DNS) to a grey one (just DNS)? Does that make a difference?
Some hosts only work when it is set to . Give it a try.
I tried that but now I get a “not secure” warning. Followed by a 404
Thats what I wrote earlier. You need to clarify this with them. Your Cloudflare setup has been correct all along.
Hi @chris40, welcome. For background, this is probably my favorite DNS primer ever, https://www.cloudflare.com/learning/dns/what-is-dns/.