Site offline after domain transfer to Cloudflare

I have a Wordpress site and I just transferred my domain registration from Wordpress to Cloudflare.
Now, my site is offline.
How do I point my domain name (registered with Cloudflare) to my Wordpress site?

Welcome to the Cloudflare Community. :logodrop:

Your domain should have already been active on Cloudflare before you would have been able to transfer the registration to Cloudflare. This means that no change that could affect your site should be connected to the registration transfer.

Can you share your domain here so the Community can help you investigate? If you use </> Preformatted text, it will prevent the forum from trying to turn your domain into a link.

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The domain name is:

The site it’s supposed to point to is:

In my Wordpress account ,I’ve tried to add my domain name, but Wordpress asks for an authorization code, or epp code, to verify domain ownership, not to transfer the domain but to verify I’m the owner of the domain. Since I’ve just transferred domain registration to Cloudflare, Cloudflare won’t give me a code.

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@myclosebuds sorry for the issues. I guess you are selecting connect and not transfer after you select Add a domain in your wordpress dash, yes? That seems the path that leads you to the EPP code need. Have you tried selecting the advanced setup using A & CNAME records?

I just transferred my domain to Cloudflare and I need to establish domain ownership with my web host. The web host is asking for an authorization, or epp code from Cloudflare, not to transfer the domain but to verify ownership.

Cloudflare won’t give me a code because I just transferred the domain to them.

What do I do?

If you’ve not tried the alternative method, I’d give that a try

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thank you, I’ll give it a try

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Let us know if that works or if you encounter any issues.

Unfortunately, I don’t have access to these settings in my Wordpress account.
I’ve reached out to Wordpress about verifying my domain, haven’t heard back yet.
I see these settings in my Cloudflare account, but don’t know what to do with them.

Do you know if there is a way can get a domain ownership code from m y Cloudflare account?

That was my first thought and I have asked the team if that is possible. While I’ve asked the team if this is possible, I suspect the answer is no as the codes are not generated via a manual process and my gut feeling is side-stepping that will break something…I will relay their reply once I have it.

When you connect with them, if you can ask them what value to use for the CNAME and/or A record you’d be able to easily add those records.

ok, and thank you for your help

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Did you receive a copy of the ticket?

Let me know and I’ll send the auth code to you on the ticket. The team asked that you follow up with them once the verification is complete so that they can cycle that code (for security purposes). I’ll include those details on your ticket.

yes I did

yes I received a copy

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I just sent the code and some detail to you on that ticket. Let us know how it works out.

Authorization code worked and my site is back online
I sent the email
Thank you so much for all your help!


Fantastic, thank you for the confirmation. Let us know if anything comes up, we’re always here to lend a hand.

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