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1&1 domain registrar guide

1&1 is a platform where you can buy domains for both the website and short branded links.

For shortening links in Short.cm, you have to add your domain or to use a generic one "smth.shortcm.li." If you don't have a domain, you can acquire it from Short.cm or any domain registrar. The advantage of buying a domain from Short.cm is that the domain will be active at once.

If you acquire a domain from the registrar, you have to follow some activation steps. Learn the instruction below on how to add a 1&1 domain to Short.cm account.

  1. Sign in 1&1 platform.

  2. Buy a domain.

  3. Go to Short.cm account. Click on "Add new domain."

  4. Input this domain to "Add your domain" field. Now the domain is inactive.

  5. In 1&1 account click on "Domains" from the left side.

  6. Select a settings icon and choose "DNS Settings."

  7. Scroll down and you will see "A/AAAA Records" block. Choose "Other IP address" and input 52.21.33.16 (an IP address, which connects 1&1 and Short.cm).

  8. If you configure:

    • a domain — delete all unnecessary records in the "TXT, CAA, CHAME and SRV Records" block;
    • a subdomain — do not delete records of the domain you already own.
  9. Save.

  10. Wait a few hours and refresh a domain status in Short.cm domain settings.

Watch a step-by-step video instruction to avoid obstacles while configuring a domain.