Introduction: How to Set Up Bitly Branded for Your Custom Domain in 12 Mintues or Less
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This Instructable follows how we created our custom sot.bz URL shortener and how you can do the same for your custom domain.
Step 1: Create a Bitly Account
Step 2: Verify Your Email Address
This is required and only takes a few seconds
Step 3: Go to Settings > Advanced
Step 4: Click “Activate a Branded Short Domain”
Step 5: Enter Your Domain and Click “Add”
Step 6: Change Your Domain’s DNS a (or Cname) Record to the Value Listed.
Step 7: Wait a Bit
Step 8: Click “Verify”
Step 9: Redirect Your Root
Return to Settings > Advanced (https://bitly.com/a/settings/advanced)
Under "Branded Short Domain Root Redirect"
Enter the destination where you'd like visitors directed when they visit your custom short domain directly and click "Set Redirect URL"
Step 10: Create a Short Link
Paste a link you'd like to shorten in the box at the top of the page
Step 11: Test
We created a short link for the article "By the numbers: In the Future, Employees Won’t Exist" which has a long URL of: https://scottontechnology.com/by-the-numbers-in-th...
The short URL: sot.bz/1TkG6LP works!
Step 12: Enjoy
Congratulations! Your URL shortener is now ready for action.
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