Step 1 — Update and review DNS records
Start with unproxied records
This setting prevents Cloudflare from proxying your traffic before you have an active edge certificate or before you have allowed Cloudflare IP addresses.
Confirm record accuracy
Take extra time to confirm the accuracy of your DNS records before activating your domain, paying special attention to:
If you add DNS records to your authoritative DNS provider between onboarding your domain and activating your domain, you may need to also add these records within Cloudflare.
Step 2 — Activate your domain
- : Update the authoritative nameservers at your registrar and wait for that change to be authenticated.
- : Add the verification TXT record to your authoritative DNS and wait for that change to be authenticated.
Step 3 — Verify SSL/TLS edge certificates
Step 4 — Test configuration (optional)
You may want to test your configuration using your local machine or proxying traffic from a development domain or subdomain.