This article will help you avoid common mistakes when trying to get your website off Cloudflare.\n\n\n\nCloudflare is not a bad company at all. They offer great services and some of them are free. But it may be that your just realised your website did not even need Cloudflare in the first place, or you have a cheaper or even free alternatively to what made you start using Cloudflare and so you want to take your website off it.\n\n\n\nIf you are using blogger, you may want to change name servers and make use of blogger's new custom domain SSL certificate.\n\n\n\nRelated: \n\n\n\nHow to Properly Get Rid of Blogger Redirection NoticeHow to Start a WordPress Blog on EasyWPHow to Install Free SSL on your WordPress blog\n\n\n\nIf you know a little bit about these things and probably moved to Cloudflare yourself, you may think moving is a peace of cake \u2013 it is, actually. But simple mistakes can mean hours or one full day of "this site can't be reached."\n\n\n\nPretty sure you know the effect of that on a website that get visits everyday: it annoys your users, gives a bad impression to visitors and stays inaccessible to search engine crawlers.\n\n\n\nHere is how to delete or take your website off Cloudflare \u2013 returning your name servers to original registrar \u2013 hassle free and in a way that allows your website to stay accessible throughout the switch.\n\n\n\nBefore we begin: do not pause, delete your website or the DNS from Cloudflare. Doing this will cause your website to go offline even when nameservers and DNS have been properly set at original registrar\u2019s panel.\n\n\n\nPausing, deleting or disabling your website on Cloudflare is the last step in the process.\n\n\n\n\n\nHow to move your website back to original Registrar\n\n\n\nStart by setting up name servers and DNS at original registrar, they could be Namecheap, Godaddy or some other company. Replace cloudflare's nameservers with the default nameservers at registrar\u2019s DNS panel.\u00a0\n\n\n\nOnce you are done, check your site at intodns.com \u2013 enter your URL without www.\n\n\n\nIf your site now points to your Host, then it's time to grey-cloud DNS on Cloudflare. (If you are on blogger.com, it should point to ghs.google.com)\n\n\n\nThis is where you should enable https for your website, if you have been on https. If you are using blogger.com, see how to enable blogger custom domain https then come back and complete the steps.\n\n\n\nOnce you are done, go to Cloudflare DNS tab and grey-cloud every single DNS setting.\n\n\n\nCheck with your registrar to see if they have control over your DNS. This helps you confirm if the nameserver changes have gone global. \n\n\n\nNameserver changes may take a day or two to set. So if you disable or take your site off Cloudflare before this happens, your website will immediately go offline.\n\n\n\nBut to be on the safe side, even when your domain name registrar confirms control over DNS, try to wait for 24 hours before completely taking your site off Cloudflare.\n\n\n\nAnd that\u2019s takes us to the final step which is deleting your website from Cloudflare.\n\n\n\nFollow these steps to delete your website from Cloudflare:\n\n\n\nLogin to cloudflareSelect website you want to deleteMake sure you are on the Overview tabClick on Advanced linkClick on deleteConfirm delete\n\n\n\n\n\nPausing a Website on Cloudflare\n\n\n\nIf you want to pause your website on cloudflare, follow the steps above but after clicking on the advanced link, go for pause website.\n\n\n\nWhen deleting or pausing your website on Cloudflare using a smartphone, the process is similar.\n\n\n\nTo delete website on Cloudflare using a smartphone, follow the steps outlined.\n\n\n\nLogin to CloudflareSelect the websiteSelect Overview tabClick on Advanced linkSelect deleteConfirm delete\n\n\n\nThat all you need to safely take your website off Cloudflare, back to preferred domain name registrar.\n\n\n\nIf you are facing some issues, drop a comment below and we will help you out.