How to connect a domain I already own?

If you want to turn an existing domain into the domain for link shortening, you need to change DNS records.

Warning: Do not change the main DNS settings for a domain of your active website. This will lead to the website go down. Short.cm does not work on the active website domains. You need a domain that is not in use.

To connect your DNS, do the following steps:

  1. Log into your domain name registrar account (GoDaddy, Hostgator, Register.com, etc).

  2. Navigate to DNS Settings page.

  3. Add another record and configure as it follows. Add A-record; @ Host and 52.21.33.16 value. Domain registration

    • If your DNS management allows multiple A records, you can add A record with value "52.2.56.64". It will increase stability of your short domain
  4. Save your changes.

  5. Wait a few hours for your domain to become active. You will receive an email from Short.cm when your domain is configured correctly.

Learn the detailed instructions on how to add a domain to Short.cm. Choose a guide depending on your domain host.

In case of any quiestions, feel free to contact Short.cm support.