Remove application from netlify servers

Hello! I have hosted my application on Netlify for a while without issues. Now I want to host my application and custom domain on a different platform. So I have deleted my app from Netlify (, which linked to a custom domain (

However when running $ curl -I on the command line, I can see the Server is still Netlify:

HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Server: Netlify
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 21:28:24 GMT

My application has been down for a day now as a result. How do I remove my custom domain from netlify’s servers?

Hi @cwaj

This is what I see when visiting

And this is the result of the same cURL command

% curl -I
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 21:52:39 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Cache-Control: max-age=3600
Expires: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 22:52:39 GMT
Report-To: {"endpoints":[{"url":"https:\/\/\/report\/v3?s=BaN5Iobmv95nQjcU4IRKye3Vf73XQwAQvPntRp43LjKRQccJFMx7dSSgxxNwzz88Sl3zEyIb%2F3XnIYLWVEj5SY2lXYad3mrEpPUK5uUKynQHNlb78EKkPEenrToazisCD5PKWI8IAj9JadGMGuqs%2B0ZTIbE%3D"}],"group":"cf-nel","max_age":604800}
NEL: {"success_fraction":0,"report_to":"cf-nel","max_age":604800}
Server: cloudflare
CF-RAY: 73bd65f5ada25a73-MEL
alt-svc: h3=":443"; ma=86400, h3-29=":443"; ma=86400

DNS changes take up to 48 hours.

Hey @coelmay - thanks so much for this.

So I suppose I should see the same in an additional 24 hours? I currently see:


According to DNS Checker is now using Cloudflare DNS. Thus, it is likely a caching issue.

So yes, you will see this until the DNS cache updates.