Ashwani Garg cloudflare dns address could not be found To solve this issue:- Login to your Cloudflare ID Open your website [ in my case] Goto DNS section Posted at:

cloudflare dns address could not be found solved

cloudflare dns address could not be found solved

cloudflare DNS address could not be found solved

As websites are increasing, people trying to increase the security of their websites by adding SSL either as paid or free. Most small scale sites have Cloudflare as their SSL protection. 

But when you will add CloudFlare to your main domain, it only points the main domain but not any subdomain. 

So, when you will try to open the subdomain, you will see the error,

"server not found"

Cloudflare server not found error

To solve this issue:-

  1. Login to your Cloudflare ID
  2. Open your website [ in my case]
  3. Goto DNS section

cloudflare dns section

4. then add a CNAME record

Name = your subdomain

ipv4 = your main domain name

add cname

5. Now, just wait for 2-4 hours. And that's it.

Some Common Definitions

A Record

A record (Address Record) points a domain or subdomain to an IP address. For example, you can use it for or and point it to where you have your store. This is a common practice for people who use Amazon, eBay, Tumblr, etc.

DNS records are used to control the location of a resource on the Internet. As an example, an A Record is used to point a logical domain name, such as "", to the IP address of Google's hosting server, "".

These records point traffic from (indicated by @) and to the IP address They also point to the server that the domain is hosted on. This allows the end user to type in a human-readable domain, while the computer can continue to work with numbers.


CNAME records are another commonly used type of DNS entry and are used to point a domain or subdomain to another hostname.

A Canonical Name record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System which maps one domain name to another This can prove convenient when running multiple services from a single IP address.

Zone File:
This is where all the DNS records are stored for a domain.
Host Record:
This is the domain or subdomain you wish to use. The @ symbol is used to indicate the root domain itself. In our example the Host Record 'ftp' would be for the subdomain and '@' would be itself.
Points to:
This is the destination server that the domain or subdomain is sending the traffic to.
The 'time to live' value indicates the amount of time the record is cached by a DNS Server, such as your Internet service provider. The default (and lowest accepted) value is 14400 seconds (4 hours). You do not normally need to modify this value.
This allows you to modify or remove existing records.