Setting up Cloudflare DNS

Hello there,

We have a domain providing all kinds of marketing, support and solutions for our clients.

We would like to use Cloudflare full CDN service for our domain only the Marketing site using full domain URL and not to use it for our other services using subdomains.

Is there a way to do this technically?
We can not relinquish all CDN settings.

Thanks

Pablo

You can add your site to Cloudflare and leave the subdomain DNS records set in the Cloudflare DNS as “DNS only” while keeping the apex domain as “Proxied”. (There are limitations on the apex domain relating to CNAMEs, but you’d have that with any DNS provider that’s not your host).

You will need to change the nameservers for your domain to those allocated by Cloudflare, but you don’t need to pass traffic for the subdomains through Cloudflare after DNS resolution.

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Thank you for information.
Can setting up CDN and proxies… all be done without impacting subdomains… or in order to validate CDN we still need to do the proxy for apex domain?

Thanks

Pablo

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Hi, please let me know if question is not clear.

Thanks

Pablo

When you add your site to Cloudflare, you need to change your nameservers. This means that Cloudflare will became authoritative (responsible) for your domain and all subdomains.

However, this does not mean you need to use Cloudflare CDN and other services for all your subdomains. You can enable proxy (CDN) only for your main domain, while you leave all subdomains in DNS-Only mode.

You could also delegate subdomains back to your existing nameservers by creating NS records the subdomains.

If you need help with any specifics, you would have to share more specific details.
What is your domain, who is your current DNS provider? Which subdomains do you use?

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This sounds great… can it be done without disturbing current services, etc…

Url is efficientip.com

Yes, it can be done without disturbing any services. If you are not confident in making these changes yourself, I would recommend that you hire someone to do this for you.

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