Namecheap domain registrar guide

Namecheap is a domain registrar, where you can buy an available domain or subdomain name.

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 Namecheap domain to Short.cm account.

  1. Sign in Namecheap platform and buy an available domain.

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

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

  4. Go to your Namecheap account.

  5. Click "Manage" next to your domain. manage

  6. Click "Advanced DNS" tab. advanced-dns

  7. If you configure:

  8. Choose "Add a new record". add-new-record

  9. Add "A-record", "@" symbol and 52.21.33.16 IP address (it connects Namecheap and Short.cm). record-namecheap

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

Watch a detailed video guide to configure a Namecheap domain.