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Nameserver options

Refer to the sections below to learn about different nameserver options.

​​ Multi-provider DNS

Multi-provider DNS is an optional setting for zones using full setup and is an enforced default behaviour for zones using secondary setup.

When you enable multi-provider DNS on a primary (full setup) zone:

  • Cloudflare will no longer ignore NS records created on the zone apex, as in the example below.


    This means that responses to DNS queries made to the zone apex and requesting NS records will contain both Cloudflare’s and your other DNS providers’ nameservers.

  • Cloudflare will activate a primary (full setup) zone even if its nameservers listed at the registrar include nameservers from other DNS providers.