Configure Cloudflare

If you registered your domain name through Cloudflare, or your domain points to Cloudflare's nameservers, you can delegate a subdomain to Release's nameservers.

Cloudflare does not currently support external nameservers for domains registered through Cloudflare Registrar, so this guide is limited to using a subdomain on Release only.

Add your subdomain to Release

To add a subdomain to your Release account, follow the steps to create a domain. Take note of the nameservers displayed by Release, as you'll use these in the next step.

Configuring DNS in Cloudflare

To set up DNS delegation for a subdomain in Cloudflare, log in to your Cloudflare dashboard and select the domain you want to use.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Click on DNS in the sidebar.

  2. Click on Add record.

  3. Select "NS" from the "Type" dropdown.

  4. Enter the subdomain in the "Name" field.

  5. Enter a nameserver hostname in the "Nameserver" field.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for each nameserver.

After creating a DNS record for each nameserver, the Cloudflare DNS records should look like this:

You can find more information and detailed instructions for setting up subdomain delegation in Cloudflare over at Cloudflare's Delegating Subdomains Outside of Cloudflare page.

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