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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:

  • Create a zonealias in the KeyCDN dashboard
  • If you need HTTPS, enable Custom SSL and upload the certificate.
  • Login to Cloudflare and create a new CNAME. It’s important to disable the Cloudflare proxy (using the grey cloud, not the orange cloud). The record in Cloudflare should look like this:
    cname in cloudflare
  • Verify the new DNS record with the KeyCDN DNS Check. Simply type in the new DNS record (e.g. and check if the CNAME is correct.
  • 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.