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Vendor-specific DNS records

This article requires prior knowledge of DNS record management via the Cloudflare dashboard. To learn more, refer to Cloudflare’s article on managing DNS records.

​​ Google

​​ Google Workspace MX records

Google Workspace requires specific MX records added to your DNS provider.

Once you add these records to Cloudflare:

​​ Google Workspace service URLs

If you want to customize the service addresses URLs associated with Google Workspace, refer to Google’s documentation.

​​ Google site verification

To add a site verification record in Cloudflare, follow Google’s documentation.

​​ Amazon

​​ Amazon Route53

AWS customers must update their domain’s nameservers to point to their new Cloudflare nameservers.

​​ Amazon S3 bucket

Find the URL for your bucket.

Then, create a CNAME record in Cloudflare. For example, if the full host URL of the bucket is, you would add a CNAME record similar to the following:

files CNAME

​​ Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

For help setting up DKIM in SES, refer to the Amazon documentation.

​​ Amazon ELB configuration

Refer to  Amazon’s ELB help content for guidance on ELB configuration at Amazon, but generally you should:

Add a CNAME record to Cloudflare for the hostname you receive from AWS, for example:

TypeNameTargetProxy status

​​ Microsoft

​​ Microsoft 365

For information about the records to Microsoft 365, refer to Microsoft’s documentation.

​​ Microsoft Azure

Follow Microsoft’s instructions on  configuring Azure DNS settings.

Then, add Azure’s required records to Cloudflare DNS.

​​ Miscellaneous vendors

​​ Discourse

To use Discourse with Cloudflare, refer to Using Discourse with Cloudflare: Best Practices.

​​ Forward Email

To use Cloudflare with Forward Email, refer to Forward Email configuration with Cloudflare.

​​ ClickFunnels

You can configure Cloudflare to work with ClickFunnels. The process requires updating your Cloudflare DNS settings.

​​ Zoho

To use Cloudflare with Zoho, refer to Zoho configuration with Cloudflare.

​​ Unbounce

Refer to Unbounce’s documentation to get a CNAME value, then add that record within Cloudflare.

​​ SendGrid

Refer to SendGrid’s documentation for how to make SendGrid compatible with Cloudflare.

​​ WPEngine

For help configuring WPEngine sites, refer to:

​​ Ning custom domain

For help with Ning, refer to Use a custom domain with Ning.

​​ SmugMug

For help with SmugMug, refer to Use a custom domain with SmugMug.

​​ Mailchimp

For help with Mailchimp, refer to Use a custom domain with Mailchimp.

​​ Rackspace CloudFiles

Configure Rackspace CloudFiles via CNAME record. Consult the Rackspace documentation.

Refer to Rackspace CloudFiles’s documentation to get a CNAME value, then add that record within Cloudflare.

​​ Squarespace

First, make sure you update your nameservers and your domain is active.

Then, set up your Squarespace DNS records:

  1. Get your Squarespace DNS information by following these instructions.
  2. In Cloudflare, add those records:
    • All A records should be Proxied
    • The CNAME record for www should also be Proxied.
    • The CNAME record for should be DNS-only.
  3. If set up properly, your Squarespace DNS Settings page will now indicate that your ‘Settings contain problems.’ This is the expected behavior.

Screenshot of error warnings in squarespace

​​ Pending domain owner verification

The CNAME record you added for should be DNS-only.

If you proxy this record, Squarespace will not be able to verify your domain ownership and show you a This website is pending domain owner verification error. To fix the issue, edit the CNAME record and change the Proxy status to DNS-only.

​​ Tumblr custom domain

Refer to Tumblr’s documentation to get DNS record values. Then, add records to Cloudflare DNS.

​​ Wix

You can use Cloudflare with Wix websites, though your setup needs to be different than with most website builders.

This is because Wix does not support using Cloudflare nameservers (which is the normal part of a full setup or with domains bought through Cloudflare Registrar).

​​ Using domain pointing

If you want to manage your DNS through Cloudflare or you bought a domain through Cloudflare Registrar, you can connect that domain to Wix through domain pointing.

This method means your website is using Cloudflare for DNS only, so all your DNS records should be DNS-only (unproxied).