Setting Up My Cloudflare DNS from Godaddy


#1

Hey everyone, so I want to set up our DNS records from Godaddy, however when I exported and imported in the DNS records, one went missing. On top of that, I need to know if our A records should be changed. Should the IP the A record is pointing to be godaddy or Cloudflare IP? Also should my A record be named * ?


#2

The A record in your Cloudflare dashboard should be pointing to your host’s IP address. You can add a wildcard (*) record but it won’t be proxied. You should add an A record for ‘@’ (your root domain). You will also need a CNAME or A record for www


#3

Should the Value for both the ‘@’ A Record and the ‘www’ CNAME be my hosts IP address?


#4

The @ record should be your host’s IP address.

Depending on the setup, you will probably need either:
A CNAME record for www.yourdomain.com pointing to yourdomain.com
OR
An A record for www.yourdomain.com pointing to your host’s IP address


#5

My NS is currently pointing towards go daddy name servers in my DNS records, should I change it manually to cloudflare’s NS or will that change be made in the DNS records when I switch them on go daddy?


#6

You will need to manually change the authoritative nameservers for your domain to point to the Cloudflare ones.


#7

Should I remove the NS records from my DNS or just point them towards the Cloudflare name servers?


#8

Cloudflare needs you to change the authoritative nameservers with your domain registrar, not NS records in the DNS panel. You should remove those and set the nameservers with your registrar.


#9

perfect thank you so much!