Subdomain only?


#1

Hello,

I work for a university and we’re piloting OpenShift on Azure. I’d like all the published applications to be under CloudFlare. However, when I go to add a domain to Cloudflare, the setup process seems to want to scan the whole domain, and not just the sub-sub-domain. e.g. apps.ocp.myschool.edu Is there a better to do this?

Thanks!

Ryan


#2

Cloudflare replaces your domain’s DNS. If your school already has their own DNS, then you won’t be able to add just a subdomain to Cloudflare.


#3

Darn. So I can’t subordinate a subdomain with Cloudflare, it’s just all or nothing?


#4

Yes, DNS is generally all or nothing. You need control over the parent domain’s DNS to use Cloudflare.


#5

So if I asked them to put the name servers for a subdomain at CloudFlare, that wouldn’t work?


#6

Generally, no. It’s possible, but highly unlikely the university would (or even be able to) do it.

Why can’t you host it under a separate domain?


#7

I just added my domain (badaboost.com) to cloudflare but now my sub domain (instagram.badaboost.com) doesnt work. webpage is missing. What do i need to do to get it back up please? Also, is cloudfar doing its magic now on both sites? Thanks!


#8

Contact Cloudflare’s sales team. It may be possible to configure the domain in a CNAME setup or look at another path for support.


#9

Technically there is absolutely no problem in delegating a subdomain to Cloudflare DNS. For some unexplainable reason Cloudflare just don’t want to allow adding subdomains.