Main domain Route53, delegating sub-domain to Cloudflare

I am using AWS as my hosting providers as well as there is complex DNS zone configuration for my root domain. I want to leave my in Route 53 / AWS.

I’ve got a service: which needs CDN, hence I’ve tried to set up Cloudflare account and add the:
Unfortunately I am getting an error: “Please ensure you are providing the root domain and not any subdomains (e.g.,, not (Code: 1116)”

… so I’ve tried to add the and added the NS entries for my, so they point to Cloudflare.
Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be working.

Is it possible to use Cloudflare service for sub-domain without moving root zone of a domain to Cloudflare?

I don’t think you can delegate in…only out.

Also, see CNAME setup:

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