I've registered for a CloudFlare CDN and enabled it for my domain. Now CloudFlare asks me to use two specific nameservers that they assigned to my domain, e.g.

  1. nameserver-address-1.com
  2. nameserver-address-2.com

I'm asked to update my DNS records with these records.

The problem is that I'm not sure which records I should update/add (CNAME or A). Moreover, while trying to sort it out I noticed that it is not possible to use two nameserver addresses for my domain. Only ONE can be assigened to the domain.

These are my settings:

www.my-domain.com. 14400 IN CNAME nameserver-address-1.com

I'm not able to add nameserver-address-2.com for the same domain.

Is my configuration correct, and how I should use the second nameserver address as instructed by CloudFlare?

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It sounds like you are trying to update your nameserver records through your DNS host. If you need to modify an A record or a CNAME record, you would want to do so through your DNS host. However, name server records are not modified with your DNS host.

Cloudflare is asking to be your DNS host. You need to set the nameserver records through your domain registrar. For example, if your domain registrar is GoDaddy, you would follow their instructions for setting up custom nameservers.

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