Fast, Powerful, and Secure DNS

Powering over 35% of managed DNS domains, Cloudflare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world. With an average of a few milliseconds query speed, we have the fastest performance of any managed DNS provider. DNS updates happen within seconds, making DNS propagation delays a thing of the past.

Cloudflare’s DNS is available to everyone. Setting it up takes just a few minutes, and you can add security and performance features at no extra cost.

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network powers our DNS and other products, serving 60 billion DNS queries per day, and growing. More than 4 million Internet properties including major ecommerce websites, government agencies, and enterprises, use Cloudflare DNS service to make sure their property is online and always available to anyone in the world.

Authoritative DNS Built for Performance

12ms average DNS lookup speed
30 second worldwide DNS propagation

Cloudflare DNS is powered by the same network as our lighting fast-CDN. We resolve domains with the same 101 data centers that cache our users’ content, making us the fastest DNS provider globally.

DNS changes propogate orders of magnitude faster than public DNS since we can avoid waiting for public TTLs to expire. This means migrating web hosts or switching over to a disaster recovery server happens almost instantaneously.

Built-In DNS Security

Cloudflare DNS is DDoS protection for domain resolution. It sits behind the same 10Tbps network that protects over 4,000,000 Internet properties from denial-of-service attacks. Cloudflare DNS also comes with built-in load-balancing, automatic failover, rate-limiting, and filtering. Cloudflare also offers DNSSEC to add a layer of trust on top of DNS by providing authentication. Two-factor authentication is available for all plan types.

Customers on the Business plan receive a 100% uptime SLA. Enterprise customers get 2500% uptime SLA.

Easy DNS Management

We make DNS easy. All your domains can be managed through our user-friendly interface or via an API, regardless of where your Internet properties are hosted. We don’t set query limits and can support millions of records in a single domain.

Global Coverage From an Anycast-Powered Network

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network powers our DNS and other services, serving 60 billion DNS queries per day, and growing. More than 4,000,000 websites, including major ecommerce websites, government agencies and enterprises, use Cloudflare DNS service to make sure their website is online and always available to anyone in the world.

With data centers located across the world, every node in our network can serve any DNS request on our custom-built, fully-owned hardware running Cloudflare’s authoritative DNS software. With built-in load balancing and automatic failover, the Cloudflare network has been designed to withstand losing 50% of the network without impacting service availability. Customers who sign up for our Business or Enterprise plans also receive a 100% and 2500% uptime SLA, respectively.

Setting Up Your Authoritative DNS Records

To add a new DNS record, choose the record type you want to add and then the appropriate values for that record type. The update to DNS should take less than a minute.

Going Beyond DNS

Once you’re set up on Cloudflare’s DNS service, you can decide to enable additional features. In your DNS record, you’ll be presented with an orange or gray cloud. Orange means that Cloudflare is turned on and your traffic is routing through Cloudflare’s network, which will help your website run faster and block potential web threats such as DDoS attacks and other common web threats. Learn more ›

Cloudflare Pricing

Everyone’s Internet application can benefit from using Cloudflare.
Pick a plan that fits your needs.

Free $ 0 /mo per website
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For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.

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The Free Plan includes all of these features:
  • Limited DDoS protection
  • Global CDN
  • Shared SSL certificate
  • 3 page rules
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PRO $ 20 /mo per website
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For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.

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The Pro Plan includes all of these features:
  • Basic web application firewall (WAF) with Cloudflare rulesets
  • Image optimizations with Polish™
  • Mobile optimizations with Mirage™
  • I'm Under Attack™ mode
  • 20 page rules
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BUSINESS $ 200 /mo per website
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For small eCommerce websites and businesses requiring advanced security and performance, PCI compliance, and prioritized support.

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The Business Plan includes all of these features:
  • Advanced DDoS protection
  • Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with 25 custom rulesets
  • Custom SSL certificate upload
  • PCI compliance thanks to TLS 1.2 only mode and WAF
  • Accelerate delivery of dynamic content with Railgun™
  • Prioritized support
  • 50 page rules
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For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, 24/7/365 emergency support, and guaranteed uptime across one or more Internet assets.

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The Enterprise Plan includes all of these features:
  • 24/7/365 enterprise-grade phone and email support
  • 100% uptime guarantee with 25x reimbursement SLA
  • Advanced DDoS protection with prioritized IP ranges
  • Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with unlimited custom rulesets
  • Multiuser role-based account access
  • Multiple custom SSL certificate uploads
  • Access to raw logs
  • Dedicated solution and customer success engineers
  • Access to China CDN points of presence (Additional Cost)
  • 100 page rules
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Free

$ 0 / mo
 
For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.

Pro

$ 20 / mo
per domain
For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.
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Business

$ 200 / mo
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Enterprise

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For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, 24/7/365 emergency support, and guaranteed uptime across one or more Internet assets.

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Read our Taringa!, DigitalOcean, and Montecito Bank & Trust case studies to learn more about CloudFlare DNS.