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Cloudflare/Dreamhost: Least surprise, maximum confusion indeed.

tl;dr – In summary

Dreamhost isn’t pointing domain nameservers at Cloudflare. They’re using an system of CNAMEs to redirect people to Cloudflare, hence the necessity of “Add WWW”. Dreamhost is still your nameserver. If you’re using Cloudflare and you’re moving back to Dreamhost, or were using Cloudflare, change your nameservers back to ns1.dreamhost.com and ns2.dreamhost.com to keep your sites working!

Also, if you’ve got subdomains, expect to have to edit each one and choose “Use Cloudflare”, if it works. (Subdomains currently aren’t showing as being delivered through Cloudflare as of 3am 8 April.)

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