Error 1001: DNS resolution error

A DNS resolution error typically indicates one of the following things:

  • A request for a domain was made to a Cloudflare IP address and that domain does not exist on the Cloudflare network, ie- the domain hasn't been added to a Cloudflare account. As a result, Cloudflare does not know where to route that request.
  • The target of the DNS record for the domain requested through Cloudflare does not resolve. 
  • The record requested is a CNAME record pointing to an external DNS provider that is currently experiencing downtime.

Note that this isn't the actual HTTP status code returned for this error: you'll instead see a 409 Conflict if viewing this via cURL/browser network diagnostic tools.

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