How do I add a Amazon ELB (Elastic Load Balancing) record to Cloudflare?

Please refer to Amazon's ELB help content for guidance on ELB configuration at Amazon.

  1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard.

  2. Choose the account where the domain resides.

  3. Select the proper domain.

  4. Click the DNS app.

  5. Under DNS Records, select CNAME from the dropdown.
    Cloudflare's CNAME Flattening feature enables a CNAME record on the root domain to point to an Elastic Load Balancer.
  6. Replace Name with the subdomain for the record; for example: elb

  7. Replace Domain name with the ELB target: 
    <AWS hostname>.<region>.elb.amazonaws.com is the proper CNAME target format (for example: my-cool-cachepp-1344276401.eu-west-1.elb.amazonaws.com). 

    Please reach out to AWS support if you are unable to determine your AWS hostname or region.

Related Resources

Managing Cloudflare DNS records

CNAME Flattening

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