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 and buy an available domain name.

  2. Go to Short.cm account. Click "Add new domain." add-new-domain

  3. Input the domain to "Add your domain" field. Now the domain is inactive. add-domain-1and1

  4. Go to 1&1 account and click "Manage domains" next to the necessary domain. manage-1and1

  5. Choose "DNS" tab. dns-1and1

  6. If you configure:

    • a domain — delete all unnecessary records;


    • a subdomain — do not delete records of the domain you already own.
  7. Click "Add record". add-record-1and1

  8. Add A-record, @ Host and Value. record-1and1

  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.