Will my hostnames still work when my DNS is at CloudFlare?

Here is my situation:

My domain is registered at GoDaddy, so are the hostnames ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com which I use as nameservers for a webserver with XX sites.

I wonder if I can move the DNS to CloudFlare without messing things up.

Both entries ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com are listed in the entries that Cloudflare queried when scanning this particular domain.

So I am wondering if registering a hostname actually does more than adding the ns1 and ns2 entries with the related IP?


Unless you’re on a Business or Enterprise plan, your NS are going to be ???.ns.cloudflare.com

On a Business/Enterprise plan, your Cloudflare name servers will alias as ns1.example.com and ns2.example.com

But if you run a name server at ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com, Cloudflare won’t work for domains that use those name servers.

Bottom line…to use Cloudflare, you’ll need to use Cloudflare name servers…unless you’re a Cloudflare Partner:

Hi sdayman, thanks for clarifying.
Will look for another solution.


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