I set up a Clouflare account because my emails needed additional security to stop me getting mailer daemon messages whenever I emailed a gmail account.
It seems to be working perfectly, but I was still get warning messages on my Cloudflare dashboard, and also a warning that my domain would not resolve.
I wasn’t sure if this would affect my email security, so I thought I’d better add the additional DNS records (as best I could following tutorials, but unsure what I could use from the examples and what I needed to change (except example com))
It doesn’t seem to have affected my emails, but since I made those changes my website, which was fine until then, has been unaccessible.
I deleted the additional records and the page rules thinking that this would fix that error, but it’s still inaccessible days later.
Since I deleted the records, I’m getting an NXDOMAIN error, and looking at the page on here to fix it, I’m wondering if its something to do with nameservers?
Item 1 on that page is about getting the nameservers changed. When I was setting up my Cloudflare account I was told to change the nameservers - it told me the server names to be changed, belonging to my host, but to change them to by logging on to my domain registrar. The trouble is these are different providers. I can see where to make the changes on my registrar account, but the server names there are not the ones I’m being asked to change. And I can’t access DNS management on my host account, because the domain is not registered with them.
In the end, I found a page on Cloudflare to change server names. I just entered the new names onto the form (no mention of the old names) and that seemed to be accepted. As I said, the next day I got a notice on my account that Cloudflare was protecting me, gmails were no longer bouncing and my website was working fine.
Item 2 says to allow time, which I did, both after adding the first set of records, after which everything was fine, and again after adding, then deleting the second lot of records (2 DNS records plus a Page Rules record)
Item3 talks about a subdomain which I don’t think is applicable.
Item 4 talks about a domain not resolving, and I think is the same as one of the warning messages I got on the dashboard - at least a record with mydomain and an ip address was one of those that I added later then deleted.
Can anyone help me get my website back up and running again please?