If my domain is being managed by Cloudflare, is it safe to delete the domain (along with its DNS records) from DO?

  • Posted January 22, 2022
  • DNS

My domain registrar is DreamHost. I originally had DO manage it, and then I let Cloudflare take over. Does this mean I can safely remove the domain from DO?


Hi there, it’s totally safe to delete the domain. Once you have changed the nameservers from CF to DO. CF cannot do anything with your domain.

I hope this helps!

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Hi @keebs82,

Yes, once you have your DNS controlled by Cloudflare you can remove the one in DigitalOcean. The same goes for the other way around. If you ever decide to switch back, as soon as you have the DNS and NameServers transferred over then it’s safe to delete the DNS zone from the other panel.

The most important thing is where your Nameservers are pointing at. That’s where your DNS is being controlled.