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Configure your domain by following these instructions or read Cloudflare's documentation for more platform specific information. Cloudflare supports CNAME Flattening so you can link a root domain simply by creating a CNAME record.

Add and verify your Cloudflare domain

  1. Add your domain to Northflank
  2. Open Cloudflare in a new browser tab or window and log in to your Cloudflare dashboard
  3. Select the domain you are adding to Northflank
  4. Select the DNS tab and Add record
  5. Open the Type dropdown and scroll down to choose CNAME
  6. Copy or input the record name from Northflank into the Name field
  7. Set the TTL (time to live) to 2 minutes (you can select a higher value, but it might take longer to register changes)
  8. Copy or input the record content from Northflank into the Content field and Save the record
Cloudflare Verify Domain on Northflank
  1. Return to the Northflank domains tab and select Verify on the entry for your domain
  2. Your domain should now be verified. If not, check you have entered the record correctly and try again.
  3. You can now link your domain to a service

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If entries are created using the proxied setting on Cloudflare, SSL/TLS has to be set to full. Unless Cloudflare is set to DNS only the connection will use a Cloudflare certificate.
Cloudflare Setup Domain on Northflank

If you use one of Namecheap's BasicDNS, BackupDNS, PremiumDNS, or FreeDNS services, you can configure your domain by following these instructions. You can also read Namecheap's documentation for more platform specific information.

Add and verify your domain on Namecheap DNS

  1. Add your domain to Northflank
  2. Open Namecheap in a new browser tab or window and log in to your Namecheap dashboard
  3. Open the Domain List and select Manage on the entry for the domain you are adding to Northflank
  4. Select Advanced DNS add and select Add new record
  5. Open the Type dropdown and scroll down to choose CNAME
  6. Copy or input the record name from Northflank into the Host field
  7. Copy or input the record content from Northflank into the Value field
  8. Set the TTL (time to live) to 1 minute (you can select a higher value, but it might take longer to register changes) and select Save all changes
  9. Return to the Northflank domains tab and select Verify on the entry for your domain
  10. Your domain should now be verified. If not, check you have entered the record correctly and try again.
  11. You can now link your domain to a service

note

Namecheap does not support adding CNAME records for root domains. To point your root domain to Northflank add two new CNAME records, one with `@` as the Name and another with `www` as the Name. For both of these, add the public Northflank domain name generated by your Service for the port as the destination address or value.


The public Northflank domain will be listed in the public DNS entry for your port in this format:

[port-name]--[service-name]--[project-name]--[entity-dns-id].northflank.app

If you use Namecheap's Web Hosting DNS to manage your domain name, you can configure it in cPanel by following these instructions. You can also read Namecheap's documentation for more platform specific information.

Add and verify your domain on Namecheap Web Hosting DNS

  1. Add your domain to Northflank
  2. Open Namecheap in a new browser tab or window and log in to your Namecheap dashboard
  3. Open the Domain List and select All products from the drop-down list
  4. Hover over the Hosting icon that contains the domain you want to add and select Go to cPanel
  5. Locate the Domains section in cPanel and select Zone editor
  6. Select Manage on the entry for the domain you want to add
  7. Select Add record
  8. Copy or input the record name from Northflank into the Name field
  9. Set the TTL (time to live) to 60 seconds (you can select a higher value, but it might take longer to register changes)
  10. Open the Type dropdown and scroll down to choose CNAME
  11. Copy or input the record content from Northflank into the Record field and select Save all changes
  12. Return to the Northflank domains tab and select Verify on the entry for your domain
  13. Your domain should now be verified. If not, check you have entered the record correctly and try again.
  14. You can now link your domain to a service

note

Namecheap does not support adding CNAME records for root domains. To point your root domain to Northflank add two new CNAME records, one with `@` as the Name and another with `www` as the Name. For both of these, add the public Northflank domain name generated by your Service for the port as the destination address or value.


The public Northflank domain will be listed in the public DNS entry for your port in this format:

[port-name]--[service-name]--[project-name]--[entity-dns-id].northflank.app

If you manage your domain through OVH, you can configure it by following these instructions. You can also read OVH's documentation for more platform specific information.

Add and verify your OVH domain

  1. Add your domain to Northflank
  2. Open OVH in a new browser tab or window and log in to your OVHcloud Control Panel
  3. Navigate to Web Cloud - Domains and select the domain you are adding to Northflank
  4. Select the DNS zone tab and Add an entry
  5. Select CNAME under Extended records
  6. Copy or input the record name from Northflank into the Sub-domain field
  7. Set the TTL (time to live) to Personalised and 60 seconds (you can select a higher or default value, but it might take longer to register changes)
  8. Copy or input the record content from Northflank into the Value field, click Next and Confirm to save the record
OVH Verify Domain on Northflank
  1. Return to the Northflank domains tab and select Verify on the entry for your domain
  2. Your domain should now be verified. If not, check you have entered the record correctly and try again.
  3. You can now link your domain to a service
OVH Setup Domain on Northflank

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