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 and Tableau

Based in Melbourne, Australia

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

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