I’m trying to add a custom domain for my app at myersmusiclessons.netlify.app and, while configuring DNS for custom name servers, have run into a couple problems:
The domain, myersmusiclessons.com, is registered with Cloudflare, which doesn’t allow custom name servers on the free tier. The business tier, which does, is $200/mo, which is outside the scope of this site’s operation.
I have followed the steps outlined in the Netlify documentation for configuring external DNS and now my DNS records on Cloudflare are saved as:
A myersmusiclessons.com 126.96.36.199
CNAME www myersmusiclessons.netlify.app
At this stage, there is conflicting information being served on my Netlify dashboard and the domain itself:
DNS verification has continued to fail after about 4 hours, with the error message,
myersmusiclessons.com doesn't appear to be served by Netlify.
The apex/primary domain and www redirect now listed under custom domains show the warning
Check DNS configurationwith further information indicating that Netlify’s hostnames (in this case,
dns2..., etc.) are not configured with my domain provider’s DNS records.
Oddly, the site’s most current build is being served at myersmusiclessons.com.
So, with those last two points, you might say there is no real issue, but I’d like some clarification as to why the Netlify dashboard is still not able to verify the DNS records. I assumed this might be because I initially setup the domain with the intention to use Netlify’s DNS, and so chose that option. However, since that isn’t possible and I’ve now made the changes to the records to facilitate serving a domain using external DNS, do I need to indicate somewhere else that I no longer wish to use Netlify’s DNS?
If so, how?
Thanks for any help.