If you’d like to start using Cloudflare as your DNS provider:

Step 1.
Create a Cloudflare account here

Step 2.
Add your domain

Step 3.
Select the free plan

Step 4.

Cloudflare will perform a quick scan to pull in your existing DNS records which is pretty sweet since it saves you an extra step of copying in your DNS records manually.

Verify that DNS records below are configured correctly, then press Continue.

Step 5.

Cloudflare will present you with NS records which you’ll need to add to your domain registrar (e.g. GoDaddy, name.com, etc)

PLEASE NOTE: If your email is configured through your DNS records, this step will likely result in a few minutes of downtime for your email.

Step 6.

Cloudflare then leads you through a few optimization questions - you can leave all the defaults.

How to set up a “www” domain on Cloudflare

(e.g. https://www.yourdomainname.com)

Step 1.

In your Strattic Dashboard, go to your site, and then click on “Details”

Step 2.

a) Click “Domain” from the menu

b) Enter your custom domain (i.e. www.yourdomainname.com)

c) Click “Continue”

Step 3.

You'll see a CNAME record displayed. This is used to verify domain ownership so that the SSL certificate can be generated.

Step 4.

Add the CNAME into Cloudflare like in the screenshot below.

For the “Name”, you’ll only need the initial part
(e.g. _d2d081aafd36c470a1b632f29ddb63d5111) and you don’t need to include the domain name.

Please make sure to use the Proxy status of “DNS only” by clicking on the cloud icon.

Step 5.
Please wait up to 30 minutes for this verification process to complete.

Once your SSL certificate is set up, you can move on to the final steps for pointing your domain to Strattic.

You’ll see a CNAME like this in your Strattic domain settings:

Step 6.

Add those CNAME records from the Strattic Dashboard into Cloudflare (see screenshot below) with “www” as the “Name”. Please make sure to use the Proxy status of “DNS only” by clicking on the cloud icon.

Step 7.
Add both of the A records from the Strattic Dashboard into Cloudflare, one at a time, as follows with “@” as the “Name”

Step 8.

Please allow up to 24 hours for the new DNS records to propagate.

Step 9.

Woohooo! Your site is live on Strattic 🎉

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