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How to Create a CNAME in Cloudflare

Updated on October 4, 2018

This tutorial explains how to setup a CNAME in Cloudflare that can be used with KeyCDN by completing the following steps:

  1. Create a Zone Alias in the KeyCDN dashboard.
  2. If you need HTTPS, enable Custom SSL and upload the certificate.
  3. Log in to Cloudflare and create a new CNAME. It's important to disable the Cloudflare proxy (using the gray cloud, not the orange cloud). The record in Cloudflare should look like this:
  4. Verify the new DNS record with the KeyCDN DNS Checker tool. Simply type in the new DNS record (e.g. and check if the CNAME is correct.
  5. You can also verify the download of a file (e.g. with the KeyCDN HTTP Check.

That's it! You're now ready to use CNAMEs with Cloudflare.

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