Should Cloudflare NS Match on my DNS Zone


#1

When I WHOIS and DIG my site, it correctly shows my Cloudflare NS. However, when I view it my DNS Zone on my site’s WHM, I still see the original NS:

  1. I did update my SOA to the first NS - any thoughts on doing this?
  2. Should NS records there be my original DNS NS, Cloudflare NS, or does it not matter?

Many thanks!


#2

No worries. WHM’s DNS is now an internal record that’s not presented to the world since you’re using Cloudflare. Just leave it alone.


#3

Ah, yes that’s what I suspected so it’s very good to hear it confirmed.

Would this be also why MXToolbox is salty with my SOA record (bad serial number)? Is there a place to update the SOA in CloudFlare?


#4

Nah Mx toolbox just expects a single format for the serial number which Cloudflare doesn’t use. It is a benign error which can be safely ignored.


#5

I suspected as much. Part of the fun of trial-by-fire learning to admin a server for the first time is wrangling what is important and what can be safely ignored. Thanks @cscharff!