How To Setup A Custom Domain

How To Setup A Custom Domain

Connecting your domain to T.LY is a great way to brand short links for your personal or business use.  With our white-label custom domain service, you can turn those long, unwieldy URLs into something short, sweet, and branded with your own domain name. If you do not already have a domain or subdomain you would like to use, you need to find an available domain and register it using a domain registrar such as Google Domains or Cloudflare. Once you have a domain, it’s a simple process that only takes a few minutes.

Step 1 Add Domain

Register a T.LY account and visit the domain settings in T.LY. Enter your domain and fallback URL, then click Add. All short links that are not found will redirect back to your fallback URL. Your fallback URL should be your primary site. There is an option for custom domain’s short URLs to not be case sensitive.

Step 2 Update DNS Record

Follow the instructions to update your A DNS record to point to T.LY. Make sure that all pre-existing records of type A, AAAA, or CNAME for your domain are removed. If set correctly, you will receive an email when your domain is ready to be used.

Change DNS Records at Cloudflare

If using Cloudflare, ensure the “Orange Cloud” or Proxy Status is not enabled.

Step 3 Use Domain

Select your new custom domain when shortening a URL. If you run into any issues, please contact [email protected].

Author Tim Leland

Tim Leland

With over 15 years of experience, Tim Leland has been developing software that millions worldwide rely on. In 2019, he founded T.LY, aspiring to create the world's premier URL-shortening service. Recently, the platform has witnessed a remarkable increase in its popularity. Under Tim's expert direction, T.LY has transformed into one of the industry's most reliable and esteemed URL shorteners, serving millions of users globally.

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