Cloudflare has finally deployed a fix for this issue. 🎉 This tool should no longer
It will remain functional and active just in case.
We are happy to have brought over 1500 hostnames to freedom, saving Cloudflare an estimated 250 hours of support time and keeping frustrated customers from pulling their hair out.
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Submit the hostname that is being held captive.
Verify the hostname by adding a couple of DNS records to your zone. Once the hostname has been verified, it will automatically be liberated after a couple of minutes.
Once the hostname has been liberated (you can check the status below), delete the DNS records you added for verification and point the hostname to your new provider.
Note: You may have to repeat the liberation process for both the apex domain and www sub-domain. E.g. example.com and www.example.com.
Wait for the Custom Hostname verification to complete. If you created the DNS records within the first few minutes, verification should complete almost immediately. You can check the status here. Please wait up to 5 minutes after the status says "liberated".