Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?



  • We currently have 3 dns servers and ~300 domains hosted. Im thinking about moving those to cloudflare.
    My goal is making dns hosting more simple and reliable.

    Any thoughts?



  • why did you wait this long? 😉



  • Do it. I was paying for DNS hosting for our main brand domains. I moved to cloudflare a couple of years ago for all domains we use. I am only paying the lowest tier for 2 of the domains that are more heavily used than the rest.



  • @JokkeM said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    We currently have 3 dns servers and ~300 domains hosted. Im thinking about moving those to cloudflare.
    My goal is making dns hosting more simple and reliable.

    Any thoughts?

    Do it! Look at @JaredBusch post on this
    https://mangolassi.it/topic/18531/cloudflare-domain-registration/



  • @JokkeM said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    We currently have 3 dns servers and ~300 domains hosted. Im thinking about moving those to cloudflare.
    My goal is making dns hosting more simple and reliable.

    Any thoughts?

    DNS and Domain are separate things.

    One is a business management task (Domain), and one is an IT task (DNS).



  • @JokkeM said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    We currently have 3 dns servers and ~300 domains hosted. Im thinking about moving those to cloudflare.
    My goal is making dns hosting more simple and reliable.

    This is confusing to me. You have public DNS servers that are the authoritative source for your domains?

    Where are these DNS servers?



  • @JaredBusch

    You have public DNS servers that are the authoritative source for your domains? - Yes
    These servers are in our datacenter and they have like ~300 zones

    By doing the "move dns hosting to CF" i would get rid of those 3 servers totally.



  • @JokkeM said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    @JaredBusch

    You have public DNS servers that are the authoritative source for your domains? - Yes
    These servers are in our datacenter and they have like ~300 zones

    By doing the "move dns hosting to CF" i would get rid of those 3 servers totally.

    Do this today. I would hate to have to run public, authoritative DNS servers.
    Just for DNS, I cannot imagine how CloudFlare would not be cheaper than running this yourself. Unless you are doing more than just DNS, CloudFlare is free.

    They have a great API for managing things at scale.



  • @JaredBusch said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    @JokkeM said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    @JaredBusch

    You have public DNS servers that are the authoritative source for your domains? - Yes
    These servers are in our datacenter and they have like ~300 zones

    By doing the "move dns hosting to CF" i would get rid of those 3 servers totally.

    Do this today. I would hate to have to run public, authoritative DNS servers.
    Just for DNS, I cannot imagine how CloudFlare would not be cheaper than running this yourself. Unless you are doing more than just DNS, CloudFlare is free.

    They have a great API for managing things at scale.

    I'm thinking the same thing - in fact, unless you've been running these servers since the mid 90's I can't see any reason why you could do that. Most registrars offered the DNS hosting as part of the cost of the domain registration. Sure they might not have had simple APIs for managing them... but damn, self hosted just seems - odd.



  • @Dashrender said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    @JaredBusch said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    @JokkeM said in Move dns hosting to Cloudflare?:

    @JaredBusch

    You have public DNS servers that are the authoritative source for your domains? - Yes
    These servers are in our datacenter and they have like ~300 zones

    By doing the "move dns hosting to CF" i would get rid of those 3 servers totally.

    Do this today. I would hate to have to run public, authoritative DNS servers.
    Just for DNS, I cannot imagine how CloudFlare would not be cheaper than running this yourself. Unless you are doing more than just DNS, CloudFlare is free.

    They have a great API for managing things at scale.

    I'm thinking the same thing - in fact, unless you've been running these servers since the mid 90's I can't see any reason why you could do that. Most registrars offered the DNS hosting as part of the cost of the domain registration. Sure they might not have had simple APIs for managing them... but damn, self hosted just seems - odd.

    It actually simplifies some things (and makes others harder.) It's not common and there are good reasons to not do it, but there are good reasons to want it, too.