Hi folks - our webdev company is moving our site to Cloudflare, but we prefer to ‘own’ our own DNS records in case they mess up non-website info e.g. MX records for our local Exchange mail server (they have made mistakes in the past, hence our lack of confidence).
They suggested that we could use GoDaddy or other DNS registrars, provided the registrar can:
However, when we spoke to GoDaddy and some other reputable registrars they say:
- they don’t allow using CNAME for apex records
- The Apex can only point to an IP
This suggests that if you move a website to Cloudflare, you have to also use Cloudflare as DNS registrar since (so far) nobody else fulfils the conditions regarding CNAME or Apex Forwarding?
Is that right?
(at the moment our records before we move site to Cloudflare look like this:
mail - A - 221.108.x.58
remote - A - 221.108.x.58
www - A - 143.223.x.112
ourcompany.com - A - 143.223.x.112
- MX - ourcompany.p10.spamcheck.com (we send our email direct from our own Exchange Server on-premise, but incoming email is first received and checked by a Spamcheck service, before being forwarded to our on-premise Exchange Server)