DreamHost domain registrar guide

DreamHost is a platform where you can buy domains and subdomains for the website or short branded links.

For shortening links in Short.cm, you have to add your domain name 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 DreamHost domain to Short.cm account.

  1. Sign in Dreamhost service and buy an available domain.

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

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

  4. Go to your Dreamhost account. Choose "Domains" – "Manage domains" from the left side. manage-dream

  5. Choose "DNS" under a necessary domain dns-dream

  6. Add "A-record" with 52.21.33.16 value (an IP address, which connects Dreamhost and Short.cm).

    • Remember to leave "Name" box blank (!!!). record-dream
  7. If you configure:

    • a domain — delete all unnecessary records. Click on "Deactivate Parked" from the right side of the domain to remove all A-records at once. delete-records-dream

    • a subdomain — do not delete records of the domain you already own.

  8. 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.