Should DNS point to origin servers or cloudflare's?


#1

The domain is registered with Network Solutions. They point to DreamHost DNS servers. Should Cloudflare be set to point to the Origin DNS (Ie, Dreamhost) or to Cloudflare’s DNS servers??


#2

It should be set to Cloudflare’s DNS to use Cloudflare. The domain will still go to your origin server (the dreamhost hosting you have), just Cloudflare’s DNS will handle it.


#3

Thanks. A followup. Dreamhost does not show that it recognizes who the registrar is. In trying to straighten out why http2 is not working in Cloudflare, I got this (among two other) advice from Cloudflare:

“Since you have a CNAME set-up, you need to add a verification TXT record to your authoritative DNS before Cloudflare can activate your domain. We couldn’t find a valid verification DNS record for sizes.com. Review How do I do CNAME setup? before filing a Cloudflare Support ticket.”

Actually, the domain is active in Cloudflare. Dreamhost says don’t mess with the DNS unless you know what you’re doing, which I don’t. So, am I supposed to get a verification TXT record from Network Solutions and enter it in Dreamhost, or in Cloudflare?