Weird Error


Hi guys i am getting the following error while trying to create an origin certificate:

Failed to validate requested hostname * This zone is either not part of your account, or you do not have access to it. Please contact support if using a multi-user organization. (Code: 1010)

Only is on the account but when i try to add i get the error message:

We were unable to identify as a registered domain. Please ensure you are providing the root domain and not any subdomains (e.g.,, not (Code: 1099)

Both those domains are the same exact site and is the primary web host provided domain, while, the one on the CloudFlare account is an addon domain on the hosting providers account.

Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.


Scorpion Illuminati


When you try to add, you are telling Cloudflare that you own the domain

Since is a hosting platform, you could get the ip address of your instance linking to

After getting the ip address, you can add an A record to that ip address.

Here is an example you can use for reference.

Remember to route through cloudflare by making sure the grey cloud turns orange as shown in the example.


Is this correct, cause it is still giving me the error.


Scorpion Illuminati


Do you really need any reference to ? That doesn’t sound like the type of URL you would publicly use. Since you already have the .tk domain, why not just use that?


If i want to use SSL on that domain then yes I unfortunately have to include it. Otherwise if i want to use SSL in an emergency when my domain temporarily stops working i can’t.


Scorpion Illuminati


It won’t work since you do not own the domain of

If you have the .tk domain, you can

  1. enter subdomain into the A record field and user can access your site via
  2. enter @ into the A record field and user can access via


There is no reason why you should only use SSL “in an emergency” so why not just use the .tk domain as suggested by @sdayman

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