Which settings have to be changed on my DNS-Zone?



I am totally new to the world of DNS, rerouting and related topics but here I am trying to enable HTTPS on my webpage (currently a PHP script printing the PHP version).
I rented a webpage on power-netz[dot]de, which is a German web hoster. It uses a DNS server called nsentry.de where I can adjust a big number of DNS-zone related records. I read the Cloudflare get started document which stated that I have to change the nameserver records, which I did (three days ago). But even after multiple “nameserver rechecks” on the Cloudflare website I still have the nameserver-change pending flag.
I wonder if I miss some changes…
Here are all the records I have:

  • SOA: tony[dot]ns[dot]cloudflare[dot]com. dns[dot]cloudflare[dot]com 2028688858 10000 2400 604800 3600 (I modified this)
  • NS: tony[dot]ns[dot]cloudflare[dot]com (I modified this)
  • NS: donna[dot]ns[dot]cloudflare[dot]com (I modified this)
  • MX: peter-esser[dot]de
  • TXT: “v=spf1 include:spf1[dot]x-mailer[dot]de include:spf2[dot]x-mailer[dot]de -all”

I also had the following records which I deleted as of two hours ago (might be wrong though…):

  • A: peter-esser[dot]de
  • A: *.peter-esser[dot]de

I have also checked the nameserver settings using the dns-checker tool on online-domain-tools which still outputs the old nameservers called “ns3[dot]nsentry[dot]de.” and “ns4[dot]nsentry[dot]de.”.

Has someone an idea what could be wrong and might be willing to help?
Thank you very much in advance!

Sorry for the use of “[dot]” but otherwise I wasn’t able to publish this topic…


Those NS records aren’t what Cloudflare is checking. Cloudflare checks the WHOIS registry which uses your Domain Registrar’s information.

You need to go to your domain registrar (DENIC?) and update your name servers there.


Thanks that helped!


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