Diagnose and resolve 1XXX errors for Cloudflare proxied sites.
In this article
- Error 1000: DNS points to prohibited IP
- Error 1001: DNS resolution error
- Error 1002: DNS points to Prohibited IP
- Error 1002: Restricted
- Error 1003 Access Denied: Direct IP Access Not Allowed
- Error 1004: Host Not Configured to Serve Web Traffic
- Error 1006, 1007, and 1008 Access Denied: Your IP address has been banned
- Error 1010: The owner of this website has banned your access based on your browser’s signature
- Error 1011: Access Denied (Hotlinking Denied)
- Error 1012: Access Denied
- Error 1013: HTTP hostname and TLS SNI hostname mismatch
- Error 1014: CNAME Cross-User Banned
- Error 1015: You are being rate limited
- Error 1016: Origin DNS error
- Error 1018: Could not find host
- Error 1019: Compute server error
- Error 1020: Access denied
- Error 1025: Please check back later
- Error 1101: Rendering error
- Error 1102: Rendering error
- Error 1200: Cache connection limit
- Related resources
The errors described in this document might occur when visiting a website proxied by Cloudflare. For Cloudflare API or dashboard errors, review our Cloudflare API documentation. HTTP 409, 530, 403, 429 errors are the HTTP error codes returned in the HTTP status header for a response. 1XXX errors appear in the HTML body of the response.
If the resolutions within each error description below do not resolve the error, contact Cloudflare Support.
Error 1000: DNS points to prohibited IP
Cloudflare halted the request for one of the following reasons:
- An A record within your Cloudflare DNS app points to a Cloudflare IP address.
- Your Cloudflare DNS A or CNAME record references another reverse proxy (such as an nginx web server that uses the proxy_pass function) that then proxies the request to Cloudflare a second time.
- The request X-Forwarded-For header is longer than 100 characters.
- The request includes two X-Forwarded-For headers.
- If an A record within your Cloudflare DNS app points to a Cloudflare IP address, update the IP address to your origin web server IP address.
- There is a reverse-proxy at your origin that sends the request back through the Cloudflare proxy. Instead of using a reverse-proxy, contact your hosting provider or site administrator to configure an HTTP redirect at your origin.
Error 1001: DNS resolution error
- A web request was sent to a Cloudflare IP address for a non-existent Cloudflare domain.
- The target of the DNS CNAME record does not resolve.
- A CNAME record in your Cloudflare DNS app requires resolution via a DNS provider that is currently offline.
- Always Online is enabled for a Custom Hostname (SSL for SaaS) domain.
A non-Cloudflare domain cannot CNAME to a Cloudflare domain unless the non-Cloudflare domain is added to a Cloudflare account.
Attempting to directly access DNS records used for Cloudflare CNAME setups also causes error 1001 (For example: www.example.com.cdn.cloudflare.net).
Error 1002: DNS points to Prohibited IP
- A DNS record in your Cloudflare DNS app points to one of Cloudflare’s IP addresses.
- An incorrect target is specified for a CNAME record in your Cloudflare DNS app.
- Your domain is not on Cloudflare but has a CNAME that refers to a Cloudflare domain.
Update your Cloudflare A or CNAME record to point to your origin IP address instead of a Cloudflare IP address:
- Contact your hosting provider to confirm your origin IP address or CNAME record target.
- Log in to your Cloudflare account.
- Select the domain that generates error 1002.
- Select the DNS app.
- Click on the Value field for the A record to update.
- Update the A record.
To ensure your origin web server doesn’t proxy its own requests through Cloudflare, configure your origin web server to resolve your Cloudflare domain to:
- The internal NAT’d IP address, or
- The public IP address of the origin web server.
Error 1002: Restricted
The Cloudflare domain resolves to a local or disallowed IP address or an IP address not associated with the domain.
If you own the website:
- Confirm your origin web server IP addresses with your hosting provider,
- Log in to your Cloudflare account, and
- Update the A records in the Cloudflare DNS app to the IP address confirmed by your hosting provider.
Error 1003 Access Denied: Direct IP Access Not Allowed
A client or browser directly accesses a Cloudflare IP address.
Browse to the website domain name in your URL instead of the Cloudflare IP address.
Error 1004: Host Not Configured to Serve Web Traffic
- Cloudflare staff disabled proxying for the domain due to abuse or terms of service violations.
- DNS changes have not yet propagated or the site owner’s DNS A records point to Cloudflare IP addresses.
If the issue persists beyond 5 minutes, contact Cloudflare Support.
Errors 1006, 1007 or 1008 Access Denied: Your IP address has been banned
A Cloudflare customer blocked traffic from your client or browser.
Request the website owner to investigate their Cloudflare security settings or allow your client IP address. Since the website owner blocked your request, Cloudflare support cannot override a customer’s security settings.
Error 1010: The owner of this website has banned your access based on your browser’s signature
A website owner blocked
your request based on your client’s web browser.
Notify the website owner of the blocking. If you cannot determine how to contact the website owner, lookup contact information for the domain via the Whois database. Site owners disable Browser Integrity Check via the Settings tab of the Firewall app.
Error 1011: Access Denied (Hotlinking Denied)
A request is made for a resource that uses Cloudflare hotlink protection.
Notify the website owner of the blocking. If you cannot determine how to contact the website owner, lookup contact information for the domain via the Whois database. Hotlink Protection is managed via the Cloudflare Scrape Shield app.
Error 1012: Access Denied
A website owner forbids access based on malicious activity detected from the visitor’s computer or network (ip_address). The most likely cause is a virus or malware infection on the visitor’s computer.
Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan. Cloudflare can not override the security settings the site owner has set for the domain. To request website access, contact the site owner to allow your IP address. If you cannot determine how to contact the website owner, lookup contact information for the domain via the Whois database.
Error 1013: HTTP hostname and TLS SNI hostname mismatch
The hostname sent by the client or browser via Server Name Indication (SNI) does not match the request host header.
Error 1013 is commonly caused by the following:
- your local browser setting the incorrect SNI host header, or
- a network proxying SSL traffic caused a mismatch between SNI and the Host header of the request.
Test for an SNI mismatch via an online tool such as: SSL Shopper.
Provide Cloudflare Support the following information:
- A HAR file captured while duplicating the error
Error 1014: CNAME Cross-User Banned
By default, Cloudflare prohibits a DNS CNAME record between domains in different Cloudflare accounts. CNAME records are permitted within a domain (www.example.com CNAME to api.example.com) and across zones within the same user account (www.example.com CNAME to www.example.net).
To allow CNAME record resolution to a domain in a different Cloudflare account, the domain owner of the CNAME target must contact Cloudflare Support and specify the domains allowed to CNAME to their target domain. A Cloudflare Pro, Business, or Enterprise plan is required on the target domain for Cloudflare Support to change default CNAME restrictions.
Error 1015: You are being rate limited
The site owner implemented Rate Limiting that affects your visitor traffic.
- If you are a site visitor, contact the site owner to request exclusion of your IP from rate limiting.
- If you are the site owner, review Cloudflare Rate Limiting thresholds and adjust your Rate Limiting configuration.
Error 1016: Origin DNS error
Cloudflare cannot resolve the origin web server’s IP address.
Common causes for Error 1016 are:
- A missing DNS A record that mentions the origin IP address.
- A CNAME record in Cloudflare DNS points to an unresolvable external domain.
- The origin host names (CNAMEs) in your Cloudflare Load Balancer default, region, and fallback pools are unresolvable. Use a fallback pool configured with an origin IP as a backup in case all other pools are unavailable.
To resolve error 1016:
- Verify your Cloudflare DNS settings include an A record that points to a valid IP address that resolves via a DNS lookup tool.
- For a CNAME record pointing to a different domain, ensure that the target domain resolves via a DNS lookup tool.
Error 1018: Could not find host
- The Cloudflare domain was recently activated and there is a delay propagating the domain’s settings to the Cloudflare edge network
- The Cloudflare domain was created via a Cloudflare partner (e.g., a hosting provider) and the provider’s DNS failed
Contact Cloudflare Support with the following details:
- Your domain name
- A screenshot of the 1018 error including the RayID mentioned in the error message
- The time and timezone the 1018 error occurred
Error 1019: Compute server error
A Cloudflare Worker script recursively references itself.
Ensure your Cloudflare Worker does not access a URL that calls the same Workers script.
Error 1020: Access denied
A client or browser is blocked by a Cloudflare customer’s Firewall Rules.
If you are not the website owner, provide the website owner with a screenshot of the 1020 error message you received.
If you are the website owner:
- Retrieve a screenshot of the 1020 error from your customer
- Search the Firewall Events Log within the Overview tab of your Cloudflare Firewall app for the RayID or client IP Address from the visitor’s 1020 error message.
- Assess the cause of the block and either update the Firewall Rule or allow the visitor’s IP address in IP Access Rules.
Error 1025: Please check back later
A request is not serviced because the domain has reached plan limits for Cloudflare Workers.
Purchase a paid Workers subscription via the Upgrade Workers Plan button in the Cloudflare Workers app.
Error 1101: Rendering error
Provide appropriate issues details to Cloudflare Support.
Error 1102: Rendering error
A Cloudflare Worker exceeds a CPU time limit. CPU time is the time spent executing code (for example, loops, parsing JSON, etc). Time spent on network requests (fetching, responding) does not count towards CPU time.
Contact the developer of your Workers code to optimize code for a reduction in CPU usage in the active Workers scripts.
Error 1200: Cache connection limit
There are too many requests queued on Cloudflare’s edge that are awaiting process by your origin web server. This limit protects Cloudflare’s systems.
Tune your origin web server to accept incoming connections faster. Adjust your caching settings to improve cache-hit rates so that fewer requests reach your origin web server. Reach out to your hosting provider or web administrator for assistance.