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Delegating Subdomains Outside of Cloudflare

Subdomain delegation allows different individuals, teams, or organizations to manage different subdomains of a site.

For instance, consider as a Cloudflare domain with managed in Cloudflare’s DNS app and delegated to nameservers outside of Cloudflare. In this example, can now be managed by individuals who do not have access to Cloudflare credentials for the domain.

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​​ Delegate a subdomain

To delegate a subdomain such as, tell DNS resolvers where to find the zone file:

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard and select your account.

  2. Select the domain that contains the subdomain to be delegated.

  3. Go to DNS > Records.

  4. Create NS records for the subdomain. For example:

    • NS
    • NS
    • NS
  5. (Optional) If the delegated nameserver has DNSSEC enabled, add the DS record in Cloudflare.