Remove a domain
You can remove domains from Cloudflare if needed.
However, Cloudflare will still retain your configuration history for 18 months, which is the default retention period for the zone’s
. audit logs
Before removing your domain
If you experience website issues, we recommend
to evaluate your website’s performance. temporarily pausing Cloudflare
If you have an Enterprise plan, you need to
to change the zone plan Free.
If you need to re-add the domain in a different account, make sure the current settings have been saved. For example, you may
. Import and export DNS records
Actions outside of Cloudflare
When you remove a domain from Cloudflare, it also prevents your domain from using Cloudflare for DNS resolution. To avoid DNS errors, update your nameservers at your domain registrar to use nameservers not owned by Cloudflare.
At your registrar, make sure you do not have a
DS DNS record. This record enables and could prevent your DNS records from being changed. DNSSEC
Actions within Cloudflare
Remove a domain activated in Cloudflare
Log in to the
and select your account and domain. Cloudflare dashboard
Overview page, find Advanced Actions and then select Remove Site from Cloudflare. If you are using an Enterprise domain, to change your domain plan Free, which will give you access to Remove Site from Cloudflare. If this does not work, contact your Customer Success Manager.