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I am trying to use an AWS Network Load Balancer to point at a group of servers. I would then like to take my DNS and point it at the load balancer. However, after I set everything up I cannot find and ip address for the AWS load balancer. I only see a URL value but the A-record in Cloudflare requires an actual IP.

How do I configure the DNS to point at the Load Balancer?

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You create a CNAME record referencing the assigned hostname of the balancer as the target.

CNAME records are not valid at the apex of a zone (i.e. the "naked" domain, without www or any other prefix) but Cloudflare allows you to create one there -- sort of -- they actually allow you to believe that you're creating one there, and then their service automatically transforms it into one or more valid A-records, dynamically.

This feature is enabled by default at the apex.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-cname-flattening-rfc-compliant-cnames-at-a-domains-root/

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  • I will try it out but I def need the apex as well. – Jackie Jul 26 '18 at 9:23
  • I'm not sure what you are saying in this comment. As I indicated, above, this does work at the apex in Cloudflare. – Michael - sqlbot Jul 26 '18 at 10:41

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