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How To: Change Your Nameservers from GoDaddy to Cloudflare

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This article will teach you how to;

  • Change the nameservers from GoDaddy to Cloudflare
  • Connect your root domain in Cloudflare
  • Add the custom domain in Art Storefronts.

This means you will be adding the www version of your domain to Art Storefronts(i.e. www.domain.com).
What you will need:

  • A Godaddy account
  • A Cloudflare Account
  • Nameservers pointing to Cloudflare

Step 1: Add your domain in Cloudflare

  1. Log into your Cloudflare account
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  2. Add your site by clicking ‘Add Site’ on the top right-hand side of your browsermceclip1.png
  3. Put your preferred domain name
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  4. Select your preferred plan
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  5. Review your DNS Records
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  6. Cloudflare will then give you the new nameservers to change in your domain provider. In this case, it will be GoDaddy.mceclip5.png

What Next?

  • Change Nameservers in Go Daddy


Step 2: Changing your domain nameservers to Cloudflare

  1. Enter your domain at ICANN WHOIS field:
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    Note: Please save the Name Server records somewhere safe just in-case you need them in the near future
  2. Log in to the administrator account for GoDaddy domain registrarmceclip8.pngmceclip9.png
  3. Click on the DNS Records of your chosen domain
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  4. Change your DNS Records (NAMESERVERS) to what your Cloudflare account recommended.mceclip11.pngmceclip12.pngmceclip13.png
  5. Go back to your Cloudflare account and mark that you are Done with changing the nameservers values 
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  7. After Cloudflare is done checking your new nameservers, you can now go ahead and start the Art Storefront part

Step 3 Adding Your Domain CNAME Record for ASF

  1. From within your Cloudflare account, navigate to your DNS settingsmceclip15.png
  2. Change the value of the www CNAME Record to www.artstorefronts.com
    1. Make sure that www is marked as the name
    2. Enter www.artstorefronts.com as the target
    3. Select Automatic TTL
    4. The cloud should be orange with a grey arrow through it
  3. Add a Root Domain CName Record
      1. From within your Cloudflare account, navigate to your DNS settings
      2. Select CNAME from the dropdown menu
      3. Enter @ as the name
      4. Enter www.artstorefronts.com as the target
      5. Select Automatic TTL
      6. The cloud should be orange with a grey arrow through it
      7. Click Save

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Step 4 Adding Your Page Redirect Rule

  1. Back at the top navigation, click Page Rules
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  2. If you don’t already have one, create a new page rule
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  3. Enter your domain as yourdomain.com/*
    Note: in place of yourdomain you see here you will enter your actual domain
  4. Add a Setting
  5. Select Forwarding URL
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  6. Under Select Status Code click 301 - Permanent Redirect
  7. For the destination URL, enter in this exact format https://www.yourdomain.com/$1
    Note: in place of ‘yourdomain’ enter your actual domain
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  8. Click Save and Deploy

What you can do now

  • Add Your Domain Within Art Storefront
  • Add a Cloudflare subdomain to Art Storefront

 

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