Add and activate your domain
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For most customers, adding and activating your domain on Cloudflare is straightforward.
Your next steps depend on whether you have a domain name, such as
Registrar simplifies your Cloudflare setup - and is often cheaper than other registrars - so it is our recommended option for most customers.
Transfer to Cloudflare
If you already have a domain, the easiest way to get set up with Cloudflare is to to Cloudflare Registrar. Just like with buying a domain name through Cloudflare, this option simplifies your Cloudflare setup.
Keep current registrar
If you cannot transfer your domain or want to keep your current registrar, your setup has a few more steps:
- (Optional) If your domain is sensitive to downtime, you may have a .
- At your registrar (where you bought your domain name), disable DNSSEC.
- (For some) At your origin server, .
- Change your .
- Wait for your domain to become on Cloudflare.