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 your Short.cm account. Click the "+" icon. add-new-domain

  3. Choose the second option - Best choice. Click Use spare. connect-domain

  4. Input the domain to the field. Connect. Now the domain is inactive. dream-host-dom

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

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

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

    • Important: Leave the "Name" box blank (!!!). record-dream
  8. If you configure:

    • a domain — delete all unnecessary records. Click the "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.

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

Watch the video instruction to avoid obstacles while configuring a domain.