To route web traffic through the Cloudflare network, update the nameservers at your domain registrar to resolve your domain’s DNS with Cloudflare's nameservers.
Note: Changing nameservers is NOT required for Business and Enterprise domains on CNAME setups.
Log into the administrator account for your domain registrar.
- If you didn’t copy the Cloudflare nameservers when initially adding your domain to Cloudflare, click on the Cloudflare Overview app to identify your Cloudflare nameservers.
- Replace the current nameserver records in your registrar account with your domain’s Cloudflare nameservers. Allow up to 72 hours for nameserver changes to globally propagate.
- Refresh the Cloudflare Overview app.
If Complete your nameserver setup still appears, perform the following steps:
Once your domain is active on Cloudflare, review our best practices for active Cloudflare domains.
If you run into issues, refer to our Troubleshooting FAQ for new Cloudflare customers.