Do I need an A record for the Load Balancer

Quick question: I transfered my dns settings from Cloudflare. It includes definitions for MX and some TXT records. Do I still need to keep the A record pointing to the Netlify load balancer, I tried removing it and instantly the domain configuration complained that the domain dns couldn’t be verified.

Otherwise, everything is working perfectly.


Hi @strangnet, welcome to the Community!

If you’re managing the DNS records for your domain with Netlify DNS (in other words, you’re pointing your nameservers to us), you no longer need to have an A record pointing your apex domain to Netlify’s load balancer. (And as an extra bonus, requests to your apex domain will now go directly to visitors’ closest CDN node!


For any Forums members who encounter this thread, as of March 25, 2021 we have changed our load balancer to . Should you be following this post for guidance, please use this moving forward. We want to make sure you have the most up to date information! Please see our Docs, this Support Guide, and our Status Page from March 25th for details.