Hosting the domain elsewhere possible?

Hi everyone,
Sincere apologies if this topic already in the KB, couldn’t locate it (.
domain is:
at this moment pointing to deprecated IP address. Was wondering is it possible to use the InifinityFree hosting without having to park my domain here? I.e. I could setup and point CNAME record in the domain host which I also administer? The reason I don’t want to relocate it by pointing to the NSes here is that there’re too many 3rd level hosts that are hosted on multiple places. Therefore, would something like a host-header be supported with my website at *

Thank you!

Official answer from iFastNet:

Unfortunately no, at the very least, when adding the domain, you need to change the nameservers. Then you can choose to point your dns using IP address, but the adding of the domain requires the nameserver validation.


The issue is that we provide shared hosting servers, meaning servers (and IP addresses) are used to host many different websites. So if you want to host a domain name with us, we need to have records of that domain name so we can assign it to the right account. CNAME records are useful, but don’t add any metadata to the web request to determine if there were any CNAME records before it.

But, to be able to assign your domain to your account, you must point it to our nameservers. Right now, there is no other way we can use to verify the ownership of domain names before they can be added. After the domain has been added, you’re free to move it to other nameservers.


Thank you very much for a detailed response!
So, I should be able to point NS records with the registar to your NS servers and after that change back to the registar where I normally keep the domain?


Absolutely, you can change your domain back to your original nameservers after the domain has been set up in our system.


Great, thank you! Did just that and it worked! I added epizycom NSes in addition to the servers on my DNS host and the system let me create the account. then I did NSLOOKUP with explicit ns1epizycom and revealed the IP address it returned for the domain and created that A record with my ordinary DNS host so it will keep pointing even after I remove the epizycom NSes.

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This is NOT the correct way to point your domain with other DNS servers to us! Correct the records like on the KB article “Cloudflare shows “Error 1016: Origin DNS error”” on “Fix your Cloudflare DNS records” suggests to do, edited by me on some parts:

First, delete all DNS records currently in Cloudflare. Then, you’ll want to add the following DNS records:

  • CNAME record with source @ and the target being your account’s main domain. How to find your main domain.
  • CNAME record with source www and target @ .
  • MX record with source @ and target (to receive email).
  • An additional CNAME record for every subdomain. So if you have a subdomain “blog”, you need to add a CNAME record with source blog and target @ .

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