When your Cloudflare served custom domain name is set up correctly yourdomain.com will load your Format site with
https://www.yourdomain.com showing in the address bar.
Throughout this guide we are using the example custom domain name
janedovercourt.com with the Format Address of
These are EXAMPLES ONLY you will replace these with your own unique Format address and custom domain name.
Format Domain Settings
From your Dashboard sidebar click 'Settings'
Click 'Domain and Email'
Under Format Address enter your unique site domain name
Format Site Address that you will use in Cloudinary to add as the 'www CNAME'
Under Add your own domain enter your existing registered domain name (replace example.com with your actual custom domain name)
Click the 'Connect Your Domain' button which then allows you to add your existing domain name.
Follow these instructions for connecting Cloudflare managed domain name
Cloudflare: Create Page Rule
Sign in to your Cloudflare account.
Click 'Rules' from the top navigation strip
Click 'Create Page Rule'
Add your root domain name as shown
Select: Forwarding URL
Select: 301 - Permanent Redirect
Add your own full URL like
http://www.janedovercourt.com(not our example!)
Click 'Save and Deploy'
Add DNS Settings
Click 'DNS' from the top navigation strip if records already exist edit or add so they appear as follows
ARecord on the root domain**
Content default Cloudinary IP Address
Proxied(orange Cloud icon with arrow going through)
Add your Format Site Address (do not include
Click 'Proxy status' icon and change to 'DNS only' (grey Cloud icon with arrow bypassing over the top)
Click Add Record.
** If there is no default A Record IP address, please add the IP address
126.96.36.199 this uses a wwwizer service to redirect from the root to the www subdomain
Check Your Domain Connection
Changes to your registrar's site are not instant. They can take up to 48 hours to take full effect (however, it usually takes a few hours). It's best to check your connection after one day.
You will know that your domain connection is working when you enter example.com and your Format site loads with
https://www.example.com in the address bar.
Be sure to check that www comes up in the address bar.
Still have questions? Reach us on our live chat or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We’re here to help!