Fast & Secure Managed DNS Services

Cloudflare provides fast and secure managed DNS as a built-in service on its network; DNS is available on all free and paid subscription plans.

Domain name queries are processed within milliseconds, and a robust global Anycast network ensures DNS availability. Securing DNS records is also simpler with Cloudflare DNSSEC integration.

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Fast, Authoritative DNS Performance

The Cloudflare DNS service leverages a vast global network to deliver the fastest DNS performance recorded on DNS changes propagate quickly, without waiting for DNS TTLs to expire, minimizing potential delays when switching host locations.


Average DNS lookup speed

<5 seconds

Worldwide DNS record propagation

Secure, Reliable DNS Lookups

The Cloudflare network protects over 25 million Internet properties on the web from large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Built-in load balancing, automatic failover, rate limiting, and filtering ensure reliable delivery for DNS queries. DNSSEC can also be easily integrated with your registrar to prevent DNS hijacking and domain theft.

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Not Ready to Change DNS Providers?

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

Cloudflare requires users to change their DNS when signing up for Cloudflare. If you’re not able to move or change your DNS to Cloudflare, you can set up Cloudflare via CNAME with an Enterprise subscription. You can also set up Cloudflare as a secondary DNS provider using any of the configurations below.

Secondary DNS

Cloudflare can easily be setup as a secondary DNS provider. When records are edited with the primary DNS provider, the corresponding records at Cloudflare are automatically updated.

Primary-Secondary DNS

12ms average DNS lookup speed

An existing DNS provider acts as the primary DNS, including management of records and resolution. Record updates are made to the primary DNS provider. Once configured, the primary DNS provider automatically updates Cloudflare’s DNS. Both Cloudflare’s DNS and the primary DNS provider see DNS traffic, with recursive servers deciding which DNS to use.

Hidden Primary DNS

30 second worldwide DNS propagation

Cloudflare’s DNS acts as authoritative DNS facing the public internet. Administrators configure and manage DNS through an external DNS provider, including management of records and resolution. Once configured, updates are propagated through to Cloudflare’s DNS.

Plans and Pricing

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:
  • Unmetered Mitigation of DDoS
  • Global CDN
  • Shared SSL certificate
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • 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 everything in Free, and:
  • Web application firewall (WAF) with Cloudflare rulesets
  • Image optimizations with Polish™
  • Mobile optimizations with Mirage™
  • I'm Under Attack™ mode
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • 20 page rules
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Business $ 200 /month per website
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For small eCommerce websites and businesses requiring advanced security and performance, PCI compliance, and prioritized email support.

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The Business Plan includes everything in Pro, and:
  • Web application firewall (WAF) with 25 custom rulesets
  • Custom SSL certificate upload
  • PCI compliance thanks to Modern TLS Only mode and WAF
  • Bypass Cache on Cookie
  • Accelerate delivery of dynamic content with Railgun™
  • Prioritized email support
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • 50 page rules
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For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, prioritized 24/7/365 phone, email, or chat support, and guaranteed uptime.

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The Enterprise Plan everything in Business, and:
  • 24/7/365 enterprise-grade phone, email, and chat support
  • 100% uptime guarantee with 25x reimbursement SLA
  • Enterprise-grade DDoS protection with network prioritization
  • Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with unlimited custom rulesets
  • Multiuser role-based account access
  • Multiple custom SSL certificate uploads
  • Access to Raw Logs
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • Dedicated solution and customer success engineers
  • Access to China CDN data centers (Additional Cost)
  • 100 page rules
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$ 0 / month
Basic DNS support for personal websites and blogs.
  • Global Anycast network
  • Intuitive management interface (GUI, API)
  • Wildcard support
  • DNS protection (DNSSEC)
  • Up to 6 hours of queries saved
  • Basic query filtering


$ 20 / month
per domain
Basic DNS support for professional websites, blogs, and portfolios that require additional performance optimization and security.

Includes everything in Free, plus
  • Up to 24 hours of queries saved
  • Filters based on location and responsiveness
  • Geographic DNS query visualization


$ 200 / month
per domain
Prioritized email support for DNS queries to your business domain.

Includes everything in Pro, plus
  • Up to 7 days of queries saved
  • Additional query filters by day of the week, median and actual response time


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Supports CNAME flattening and emergency support for guaranteed domain uptime.

Includes everything in Business, plus
  • Up to 30 days of queries saved
  • 24/7/365 phone, email, or chat support
  • Additional query filters by subdomain, query name, TCP, and bucket size
  • Much more...