General subdomain setup instruction

You do not need to register a new domain name for shortening links if you own one that works properly. Create a subdomain, using a domain you already have.

In case you have a website, add a subdomain to your domain and shorten links with it. The advantages are cost saving and brand recognition.

If you didn't find a necessary subdomain setup guide in Short.cm support, follow the typical instruction below to configure a subdomain for shortening links.

  1. Go to your domain registrar.

  2. Choose a necessary domain.

  3. Open DNS settings.

  4. Add two records:

    • A-record, "yoursubdomain" host, 52.21.33.16 value (Short.cm IP).

    • A-record, "yoursubdomain" host, 52.2.56.64 value (Short.cm IP).

  5. Save.

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

  7. Add a new subdomain+domain name. For example, "link.brand.org".

  8. Scroll down and click on "Add a domain".

  9. Domain activation takes a few hours. When a domain is active, you will be notified by the email.

A step-by-step video guide helps you with subdomain cinfiguration.