Move domain from AWS Route 53 to Cloudflare

Sign up Cloudflare account

To move domain from Amazon Web Services (AWS) Route 53 to Cloudflare. First you need to have a Cloudflare account. Sign up for a free account if you do not have one. Once signed up, go to DNS (Domain Name Server), you will be assigned with two name servers.

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Cloudflare name servers assigned to my account

Move domain from AWS to Cloudflare

Now in your Amazon Web Service (AWS) console. At the top menu click services, then choose Route 53. After that on the left menu, choose hosted zones.

Click on the domain you wish to move. Then choose the row with type NS (Name Server). Remove all the Amazon name servers and replace them with Cloudflare name servers.

Now on the left menu, choose registered domains, click on the domain you wish to move. Edit the name servers by removing all of the Amazon name servers and replace them with Cloudflare name servers.

That’s all, you have successfully moved your domain to Cloudflare. Your changes will take a few minutes to reflect. Read test Cloudflare DNS to test your newly moved domain.

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Changed the value of my domain name servers to Cloudflare name servers in hosted zones
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Changed the value of my domain name servers to Cloudflare name servers in registered domains

Cheap domain

I have been using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Route 53 to buy domains for a while now since I moved away from GoDaddy.  It is actually cheaper to buy from Amazon if you plan to use the domain for more than two years.

Amazon domain is the same price every year. GoDaddy domain is ultra cheap the first year, but year three onwards is ridiculously expensive.

Besides that, I like the fact that I have everything inside one Amazon account. It is also because of this, I was reluctant to use Cloudflare because AWS has CloudFront.

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