If your zone status changes, you will receive an email at the address associated with your account.
The following diagram gives you an overview of the different statuses applicable and how your zone may transition from one status to the other. For zones with an active paid subscription, the time to automatic deletion or purge may not correspond to this diagram. Refer to the sections below for details.
You have initiated the setup via dashboard, but did not select a plan for your zone. Your zone status is presented as Setup on the Cloudflare dashboard.
In this state, Cloudflare does not respond to any DNS queries for your domain.
Your zone status is presented as Pending Nameserver Update on the Cloudflare dashboard.
Cloudflare responds to DNS queries for pending zones on the assigned Cloudflare nameserver IPs, but your zone is still not active and is subject to the limitations listed below.
If your domain is on the Free plan, it will be deleted automatically if it is not activated within 28 days. Any pending zone with a paid plan (Pro, Business, Enterprise) will remain pending until the plan is removed or the domain is activated or .
- : You have either not changed your authoritative nameservers at your registrar or your change has not yet been authenticated by Cloudflare.
- : You have either not added the verification TXT record to your authoritative DNS provider or the record has not yet been authenticated by Cloudflare.
Zones that do not have any active paid subscriptions and have been moved will be deleted automatically after 7 days.
Your zone has been archived. Cloudflare still responds to DNS queries for deleted zones on the assigned Cloudflare nameserver IPs (for non-deleted DNS records) and you can re-add the domain to Cloudflare by following the .
After a zone is deleted for seven days, it will be purged. Cloudflare does not respond to DNS queries for purged zones and, unlike , this status cannot be reverted. In this case, even if you re-add the domain to the same Cloudflare account, none of the zone settings are expected to be restored.