cloudflare.com - finally a free and great DNS host!!

Just moved all my domains DNS over to CloudFlare.com -  finally a free and great DNS host!!

Not only does cloudflare provide dns hosting but they also provide free CDN services and also free protection from web spammers

Note: Cloudflare is from the guys behind projecthoneypot.org, so they really know web spam

Only a couple of minor issues:

  • Cloudflare doesn’t auto import your google apps srv records
  • Creating srv records via the web dns editor is painful
  • Easiest option is to just download your zone file from cloudflare and add in the below records for SRV

Google Apps SRV records :: DNS

_jabber._tcp.@  1   IN  SRV 5   0   5269    xmpp-server.l.google.com
_jabber._tcp.@  1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server4.l.google.com
_jabber._tcp.@  1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server2.l.google.com
_jabber._tcp.@  1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server1.l.google.com
_jabber._tcp.@  1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server3.l.google.com
_xmpp-client._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 5   0   5222    talk.l.google.com
_xmpp-client._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 50  0   5222    talk4.l.google.com
_xmpp-client._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 5   0   5222    talk1.l.google.com
_xmpp-client._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 20  0   5222    talk3.l.google.com
_xmpp-client._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 20  0   5222    talk2.l.google.com
_xmpp-server._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server4.l.google.com
_xmpp-server._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 5   0   5269    xmpp-server.l.google.com
_xmpp-server._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server2.l.google.com
_xmpp-server._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server1.l.google.com
_xmpp-server._tcp.@ 1   IN  SRV 20  0   5269    xmpp-server3.l.google.co
  • There need to be an easy way to create all the required dns records for Google Apps - just as editdns does

thanks @cloudflare !!!

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly

Web Developer, Business Analytics, Data Engineer specialising in PHP, ReactJS, Tableau, AWS RedShift and Matillion ETL

Based in Melbourne, Australia

Feel free to contact me justin@kelly.org.au or _justin_kelly

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