How do I view/edit my DNS records using Homestead nameservers?

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1) Log in to your Homestead account and click on domains on the left side of the account screen.


2) Under the desired domain click on the link Advanced DNS settings. This will bring up the current DNS records for your domain and allow you to edit them if desired.
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Oh, boy, Drew!  I've been having a "turrible" time trying to change my name servers to the required Cloudfare name servers, so that my site (www.pitzigilpublications.com) will be SSL compliant!  I follow the Homestead instructions, go to Whois to find out my registrar, it leads me to tucows (where I'm thinking I'll be able to change my name servers, but nope, tucows tells me that I have to go back to Homestead)...I've had enough of this!  Then...I found this wonderfully clear "how to"!!!  PLEASE tell me that THIS is what I'm supposed to do to become SSL compliant--I just change my three existing name servers (primary: ns1.mdnsservice.com    secondary: ns2.mdnsservice.com  and   additional: ns3.mdnsservice.com   to the TWO  cloudflare name servers (miki.ns.cloudflare.com  and pablo.ns.cloudflare.com    ---which don't even sound like real name-server names, but who knows at this point, sigh) --????  It would be soooo simple if this is what the heck I'm supposed to do!  And, exactly how do I do it?--do I click "delete" to delete the existing homestead name server, and if I do, will it still have an empty "Primary" (or "Secondary" or "Additional") box for me to type the new name-server name into???  Or do I type over the existing name???  Or do I have to do something completely different than what I've mentioned in this missive???  I'm tired, and I'm cranky, by gosh!  My solution, when I first heard about this SSL update, was so simple--I added a yellow-box note at the top of each of my website's pages that stated "Because all customer payments are made through PayPal, be assured that your information is secure.  PayPal has SSL status."  After all, no customer information is taken by my Homestead website, so why does it have to be "secure?"  Thank you in advance, Drew, because I'm pretty darned sure I'm going to understand YOUR instructions, because you've helped me that way in the past!  Donna Lee H./Pitzigil Publications
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Hello

Sorry, I'm not Drew, but I can definitely help!

Yes, you would go under the domain tab to edit the nameservers. Then click Edit your nameservers



This will bring up a page with all 3 nameservers. Click Edit and type over the first 2 with those Cloudflare nameservers (yes they are real ) and just delete the TEXT from nameserver 3.

So it will be
1) miki.ns.cloudflare.com
2) pablo.ns.cloudflare.com
3) (BLANK)
and click Save. The order of the 2 nameservers might switch. That is OK, it doesn't matter.
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Bless you, Elyzabeth!  See?  Nice clear instructions!  And I laughed out loud when I read your "yes they are real" with the smiley face about the cloudflare nameservers, heh!  Thank goodness for you and Drew!  My two "tech angels!"
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I DID IT! I've received confirmation that my site is now covered under the Free Cloudflare Plan! Hallelujah! I couldn't have done it without you, Elyzabeth! Thank you a million times over (and over!)!!! Donna Lee H/PitziGil Publications
Hi!  I don't get the "domain control" option on mine..... therefore cannot find at all where to change the nameservers.  Help!!!?
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Hi holmeautomotive7018

Your domain is pointing to us, which means you have it registered through another company. You would need to contact that company to edit your nameservers.
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