DNS Hosting changed to Cloudflare

timelesssky.com domain is previously hosted by Dyn. Oracle (acquired Dyn in 2016) has announced the end-of-life for the free Standard DNS service in May 31, 2020.

timelesssky.com domain is now hosted by Cloudflare.

Cloudflare has made it easy to migrate existing dns records by automatically retrieving your domain DNS records. The whole process is explained in their article Creating a Cloudflare account and adding a website.

Most of timelesssky dns records are pointing to Google Apps domain. Except for the http redirecting of timelesssky.com to www.timelesssky.com .

Previously, I believe Google Apps does not have this feature yet. Now, it has.

In Google Admin, the feature is located at Account > Domains : Redirect the naked domain.

In Changing the A-record for your domain, it will ask you to add some ip records for the naked domain. Once, these A-records are added in the Cloudflare page, you can click on the "I have completed the steps" button.

After first sign-in to Cloudflare, it prompts you to add a site. (site is the domain name)

I select the free plan.

Cloudflare will present all your existing domain DNS records. Then, I add the A-records required by Google http redirecting, and remove the previous A-record used by Dyn webhop feature.

Final step is to change the domain nameservers to Cloudflare nameservers. This is done at the domain registrar of the domain name.

The Cloudflare domain nameservers are:

  1. lia.ns.cloudflare.com
  2. terin.ns.cloudflare.com

Under Linux, we can check if the nameserver is serving the updated dns records (eg.):

host -t ns timelesssky.com lia.ns.cloudflare.com


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