If your URL starts with ‘www’

These instructions will assist with transferring your domain.


  1. Retrieve your domain name system login.

  2. Update the CNAME record for the ‘www’ entry on your library domain

    • Note that you may already have a DNS A record in place for the WWW entry for your library. Remove or delete the www A record before adding the CNAME.

    • Example Your www CNAME records is  ____________ (Provided by Stacks) _________________. 


If your URL doesn’t start with ‘www’


Prepare a CloudFlare account for your domain name:

  • If your library website does not use the www prefix you will need to setup your domain name system on CloudFlare.com

  • CloudFlare provides a world-class DNS service for zero cost and automatically copies the current DNS records for your library to their servers.


Once your domain is setup in CloudFlare, add the following CNAME record(s):

  1. Navigate to the DNS menu option

  2. Find the existing records for your domain

  3. Delete that A or CNAME record

  4. Click Add Record to point your domain to Stacks:

    • Example CNAME ExampleLibrary.org ____________ (Provided by Stacks) _________________


Add the record:

  1. Select ‘CNAME’ from the record type dropdown menu

  2. Enter your domain name into the ‘Name’ field

  3. Copy and paste the CNAME provided by Stacks into the ‘Domain Name’ field

  4. Click ADD RECORD


Optional Add the www record:

  1. Select ‘CNAME’ from the record type drop down

  2. Type ‘WWW’ into the ‘Name’ field

  3. Copy and paste the CNAME provided by Stacks into the ‘Domain Name’ field

  4. Click ADD RECORD



Change your domain nameservers to go live!

Once your new Stacks DNS records are added to CloudFlare you’ll update your nameservers to start rolling web traffic gracefully to your new website. To change your nameserver you’ll need the login for the registrar who manages your domain name (Network Solutions, Verisign, GoDaddy.com, etc.).


  1. Log into the domain registrar

  2. Navigate to the nameservers option

  3. Change all of the listed nameservers to the two new CloudFlare nameservers.