New Domain but no DNS info?

First off - Feel free to point me to another area that covers this!

I have transferred many existing domains over to Cloudflare, and those all went over just fine.

However, I have never actually purchased a new domain with Cloudflare until yesterday. I’m on the free plan, and all I want is to have a redirect rule send the traffic to my YouTube channel.

Domain: watchjeffart.com

The problem is that right now, there is no information under the DNS (like we see with the other transferred domains).

Screenshot: https://i.postimg.cc/V6z0r1hk/screenshot-1881.png

Is there some step that I may be missing? Again, this is a new domain purchased right from Cloudflare, so I didn’t set anything else up. It already has assigned Nameservers in place…but since there is no DNS settings, the domain name doesn’t resolve in order to redirect.

Rule Configuration: https://i.postimg.cc/85yc7vWZ/screenshot-1882.png

Thanks in advance for helping me get this resolved!

You are going to need a DNS entry in order for the redirect tool to take effect. You can set up an A record that is proxied :orange: for your domain like www.watchjeffart.com so everyone who visits that will be redirected.

Check out this guide for more:

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I appreciate the quick response! I wasn’t sure what IP address to put in the record. According to that article you referenced, it looks like it should be “192.0.2.1”.

This is what I now did: https://i.postimg.cc/vmb59Wgy/screenshot-1883.png

Does that look correct, or is there some other default IP to use?

I imagine that if it’s correct, it will take a little time to resolve through the network before it will resolve.

That looks correct. I am getting redirected when I try to go to www.watchjeffart.com.

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