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Configuring a sub-domain with Cloudflare



I am intending to use Cloudflare with a domain that I own. I would like to test it out on a single subdomain, wp.<>, before doing the big move with the whole domain.

In order to do that, I have set up the name servers of the sub-domain to the ones that Cloudflare indicated, by adding the 2 last lines shown below :

DNS NS records.png


I thought that it would be enough, but after I contacted Cloudflare they told me :

You must point your authoritative nameservers to Cloudflare, this will delegate your DNS configuration to Cloudflare. It is not sufficient to simply set NS DNS records for Cloudflare; you must set your authoritative nameservers with your domain registrar.

How can I do that? I saw the following section on the DNS page that seems to correspond to what "authoritative nameservers" are :



But I'm afraid to change these because as far as I understand it would modify the nameservers for the whole domain, and not just for the subdomain. Is there a way to change the authoritative nameservers of a single subdomain?





Re: Configuring a sub-domain with Cloudflare

Bperel you won't have any problem even when you change your nameservers to cloudflare nameservers, I can attest to that, I am also using cloudflare on one of my godaddy domains ( the only problem is that you can't manage your domain DNS afterwards on godaddy but you can equally manage it on cloudflare.


Re: Configuring a sub-domain with Cloudflare

Hi @bperel,


Welcome to the Community!

While you can create a subdomain in your DNS and direct it to a different IP address, you can't create a separate nameserver as your screenshot shows. You will need to change the nameserver as the other response indicates, and may use the instructions here. Please allow 24-48 hours for the new DNS information to propagate globally. 




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