Name.com domain registrar guide

Name.com is a domain provider, where you can buy a domain name for 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 Name.com domain to Short.cm account.

  1. Sign in Name.com platform 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-namecom

  4. Go to your Name.com account again.

  5. Choose "My domains" at the top of the page. mydomain-namecom

  6. Click "Quick links" next to the domain. quick-links

  7. Choose "DNS Record Management." dns-namecom

  8. If you configure:

    • a domain — delete all unnecessary records; delete-namecom

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

  9. Add "A-record" with "@" host and 52.21.33.16 answer (an IP address, which connects Name.com and Short.cm). record-namecom

  10. Click on "Add record." add-record-namecom

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

The video guide below helps you quickly configure a Name.com domain.