Consider a situation,
- You want to migrate
https://example.com.auto the Cloudflare CDN which protocol is HTTPS and domain TLD is
What problem can arise if you follow a typical approach of Cloudflare setup?
You will notice SSL error. It may last longer than 24 hours.
Your loss: Panic moment. Loss of Advt cost, Epic loss of traffic.
Why this happens? Your domain points to Cloudflare IP but Cloudflare SSL installation is pending.
Except for the top TLD domain, Cloudflare may take longer than 24 hours to install SSL. This will happen only for the first time. No need to worry if you are already using Cloudflare.
To gracefully setup Cloudflare without any downtime, here’s what all you need to do.
After updating the Cloudflare Namerservers
Go to Overview menu
Keep Cloudflare Pause until at Cryto settings Cloudflare says “Active Certificate”.
Come back after few days, and “Activate” the Cloudflare Proxy.
1. What does “Pause” means at Cloudflare Overview page?
Cloudflare nameservers will route all traffic to your Origin server. Site should work fine as before.
In Cloudflare wording - “Pause will temporarily deactivate Cloudflare for your domain. Cloudflare will continue to resolve DNS for your website, but all requests will go directly to your origin.”
Still, have any question? Please feel free to ask.
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