Thanks for your reply. I think I have explained what the problem I’m experiencing is, pretty clearly. (However with the topic split it’s a bit hard to follow.) Let me try again:
Same problem (as the OP in the now-split thread): I don’t have the information I need from Cloudflare in order to change my domain name servers to Cloudflare. (By the way, my web servers etc are running fine, but they’re on standard hosted infrastructure at my web host.) Cloudflare says I’m active and yet doesn’t show me any NS on the Overview page even though my NS are still zoneedit:
unix% dig +short e l v e y.com NS ns16.zoneedit.com. ns15.zoneedit.com.
I don’t understand the first part of your reply. What would a working CNAME setup look like? Can you point to a working example? If I don’t change the NS to point to cloudflare, something at zoneedit could point to cloudflare, but nothing does, and I don’t know what to point to. It doesn’t make sense to change the NS to, say ns5.cloudflare.com, because that server gives an IP that isn’t serving the content of the site over http.
unix% dig +short e l v e y.com @ns5.cloudflare.com 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
Error 1016 Ray ID: 3743e06180c40da3 • 2017-06-25 00:40:37 UTC
Origin DNS error