Using Cloudflare without completely switching DNS over

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#1

Hello,

I just signed up for Cloudflare and i’m wondering if i could use it without completely delegating my DNS by updating the main nameservers.

If i leave my naked domain pointed to an my server A Record (i know CloudFlare wont be able to protect me if the the DDOS is happening by directly hitting the naked domain.) and i remove my www CNAME and instead add 2 NS Records for www.domain.

Mydomain.com redirects to www.domain.com which in turn would be protected by Cloudflare.

I’ve put 100k requests to the naked domain and it handled all of them (because essentially its a redirect that happens on the webserver level and is pretty much for all intents and purposes instantaneous ).

Would this case scenario work?

Thanks for your help!

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#2

You’ll need to change your name servers to the ones Cloudflare assigns to you.

But you can keep your naked domain set to :grey: so it points directly at your server…though I don’t see a compelling reason to do so.

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#3

Short answer: No

If there are any DNS records in your zone that shouldn’t be proxied, no worries. You can select which sub domain should be accessed through Cloudflare.

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