What's the bare minimum DNS record configuration required for Cloudflare to redirect to a www host elsewhere?


#1

As of today, Cloudflare hosts DNS for one of our parked domains, which has no hosts of its own.

The registrar for our parked domain was previously managing its DNS, and was performing a redirect of all web traffic to the parked domain to a www host in a separate, active domain which we manage.

When we brought our parked domain over to Cloudflare, it pulled in the A records from the registrar’s DNS entries (which were A records for the root and www host that pointed to the registrar’s IP addresses as part of its redirect logic).

Can I configure Cloudflare to redirect all traffic to the original www target without including these A records? What’s the bare minimum DNS record configuration required for Cloudflare to redirect to a www host elsewhere?

I’m guessing I need at least one A record with an orange cloud so I can use a page rule. Thanks!


#2

See Using page rules to perform redirects for more information

precisely. Ideally, there should be two records, one for @ (the root domain) and one for the www subdomain. Your page rule would then need to be formatted as *example.com so it triggers on www and non-www.


#3

This worked perfectly - thanks so much