DNS records when moving from Digital Ocean to Cloudflare

Hi all, Was just hoping for some help moving my site and keeping my emails up and running! My registrar is GoDaddy, site on DO, and new site on Cloudflare. I've created a short checklist of records I need, but I've two questions: 1) Have I missed anything obvious? and 2) should the records remain the same despite the move? (yes?). And I guess I might as well ask another: Should I be getting someone else to do this? Feel like it should be easy, but don't want the email to silently fail. Checklist: MX records -> point to x.mail.protection.outlook TXT for dmarc 2 CNAMES for DKIM pointing to MS An external dns for o365 eg: MS=ms93647839 A CNAME for o365 autodiscover An spf txt CNAMES for sendgrid A records and NS Look right? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
7 Replies
vince
vinceโ€ข3mo ago
Hey sorry this is a late reply, but it really depends on your setup. If you are able to view all your DNS records in GoDaddy, then yea -- it should be good to just port everything over to CloudFlare! You just won't need the GoDaddy specific ones iirc if you're no longer using GoDaddy. I'd just make sure to keep a backup of the DNS records in case you need to go back to GoDaddy if you mess anything up
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also, before you do anything, write down the ip of your website - you can find it by pinging it you can set a custom dns entry on windows, just in case you royally mess something up and lose access to the website
Nick
Nickโ€ข3mo ago
thanks for the advice - i ended up chickening out and getting someone to do it for me, but appreciate it!
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it's fine to chicken out, it is something scary
vince
vinceโ€ข3mo ago
Yup agreed no shame in doing that. Shows you know enough to know you don't know enough lol
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exactly! no shame in that
Nick
Nickโ€ข3mo ago
Thanks, made me feel slightly better about it ๐Ÿ™‚