Zone holds prevent other teams in your organization from adding zones that are already active in another account.
For example, you might already have an active Cloudflare zone for
example.com. If another team does not realize this, they could add and activate
example.com in another Cloudflare account, which may cause downtimes or security issues until the original zone could be re-activated.
Enable zone holds
The zone name provided is subject to a hold which disallows the creation of this zone. Please contact the domain owner to have this hold removed.
To enable a zone hold:
- Log into the .
- Select your account and zone.
- On the zone homepage, go to Quick Actions.
- For Zone Hold, switch the toggle to On.
You also have the option to Also prevent subdomains, which prevents anyone in your organization from creating subdomains or custom hostnames related to your zone.
Release zone holds
To release a zone hold: