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Maintain business domain name intact

There is one thing that organizations must do. They have to register their own domain name, make it final, and afterwards be certain that they are managing it on their own. Digital reputation is increasingly becoming one of, if not there already, the criteria to assess how sound a business fundamental is. Really? Imagine if you caused, or a business keep, changing its own domain name. It is more likely that customers will have a hard time finding what they want to know about how to do business with you. There is much more than just learning the how regardless if a strictly or shabbily regulated business and industry is taken into account. And if the domain name has to be changed, don't totally abandon it. Make a redirect to the new domain name you intend to use and keep it that way for years to come. Until such time that every customer has learned about it already, and that the internet including search engines has been pointing and crawling to the new one directly and automaticall

What to watch out for when DNS moves to Cloudflare

Cloudflare has an excellent DNS service offered free and available to all its plans.

When moving your DNS service, you'd notice upon adding your domain name or it's called websites with the "Add a site" button in Cloudflare dashboard, records are automatically drawn or pulled in which enables you to verify if everything is there.

For years this particular function has been flawless and it never disappoint.

What you need to do is make sure to disable every proxy enabled in each records before finally changing your name servers with your domain name registrar. The switch can happen immediately leaving the function of your registrar's DNS the moment you changed and applied the name servers provided by Cloudflare to finally use its DNS service. Most of the time, services and applications breaks with Cloudflare's proxy, enabled by default, which means they will be down due mostly to your DNS configuration. Not necessarily the services and applications involved as well as attached. Just make sure every service that your DNS facilitates are working.

If you have all that covered, your switch will be seamless and not a stakeholder will notice it.

Next to that is apply every security measures available there including DNSSEC and more. Unused URL including root or apex domain and even the default www can be easily redirected to any subdomain within the same domain name, or even a different domain name which you will have to consider every business reasoning and practicality of such decision before you do it. No more broken and dead links caused mainly by DNS capability.

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