Tilma does not set-up or pay for website domains on behalf of clients. When switching your domain to Tilma, you will need to have your DNS management in Cloudflare. While Cloudflare is well-respected and stable, we make no warranty for their service as per the Third-Party Services Disclaimer.
The steps for moving your DNS management to Cloudflare are below.
- Before beginning the transition process, log in to your old DNS management system and export your current DNS records. You'll need to refer to those records in step 6.
- Log in to your account at https://dash.cloudflare.com/login (or sign-up a new account ).
- Click "+ Add site" at the top of the page.
- Enter your website domain eg. yourwebsite.org
- Select the free account at the bottom of the page. Click "Continue"
- On the "Review DNS records" page, take a moment to make sure Cloudflare has correctly imported all your DNS records from your previous provider (see export from step 1). If any are missing, they will need to be manually added.
- Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.
- Follow the instructions on the "Change your nameservers" page.
- Determine your registrar via WHOIS.
- Log in to the administrator account for your domain registrar.
- Replace your current nameservers with the custom Cloudflare nameservers.
- Return to Cloudflare and click "Done, check nameservers" at the bottom of the page.
- On the quick start guide, click "Finish later" at the bottom of the page.
- Click the Cloudflare logo at the top-left to go to the Cloudflare account dashboard. At this point, you have two options. If you'd like to add the DNS records to repoint your domain to Tilma, reach out to your onboarding specialist for instructions. If you'd prefer your onboarding specialist to make the change on your behalf, complete steps 12 and 13.
- Click the "Members" tab.
- Under "Invite members" enter [email protected] and click "invite". This is the email our support team will use to set-up your Tilma account. Please note, we only manage the specific DNS records associated with Tilma.