My site currently has MX and NS records set to DreamHost. I am using DreamHost’s Cloudflare integration with this domain and a free Cloudflare account, and everything has been working great.
Now I want to update the site’s DNS records (just the NS records I think… I’m not a pro at this) to Cloudflare so that I can transfer my domain registration to them from Google. Cloudflare’s site currently says that a full DNS setup is required to do this (similar to https://community.cloudflare.com/t/unable-to-transfer-to-cloudflare-registrar-because-domain-requires-full-dns-setup/79024). Note that I want to keep my webmail hosting at DreamHost.
So it sounds like the steps to do this are:
- Disable Cloudflare integration in DreamHost
- Get Cloudflare NS records and create custom NS records for them in DreamHost
- Leave DreamHost MX records untouched to maintain webmail hosting at DreamHost
Are these steps correct, and can this be done with a free Cloudflare account?