Managing DNS records in Cloudflare

Learn about the purpose of common DNS records and how you can add or delete those records at Cloudflare.


What is DNS?

For details on DNS and its purpose on the Internet, visit our what is DNS support guide or our what is DNS learning center.


Adding DNS records

1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard.

2. Click the appropriate Cloudflare account for the domain where you will add records.

3. Ensure the proper domain is selected.

4. Click the DNS app.

5. The UI interface for adding DNS records appears under DNS Records:

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6. Replace Name with a subdomain or the root domain.

7. The selection menu defaults to A records.  Expand the DNS record types in the tables below for further instructions pertaining to each record type:

DNS records for IP address resolution:

DNS records for email and email authentication:

Miscellaneous DNS records:

For questions about a DNS record not listed in the table above, visit our Learning Center or visit our documentation on how to configure DKIM, SPF, or DMARC records for mail authentication.

Cloudflare can proxy certain DNS records. Please visit our guide on which records are appropriate to proxy.


Deleting DNS records

1. Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard.

2. Click the appropriate Cloudflare account for the domain where you will delete records.

3. Ensure the proper domain is selected.

4. Click the DNS app.

5. Under DNS Records, click X to delete a specific DNS record.


Related resources

How to bulk import DNS records 

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