Using Custom URL Shortener with

I’m a big fan and recently I registered a shorter URL to use for short links – and I went for I sat down to configure my new domain with, and it was very straightforward (I’d almost say “designer-proof”! /me ducks).

  • First: register your domain
  • Log in to your registrar’s control panel and add an A record*
  • That’s it! In about 24 hours, you’ll be able to shorten with your domain

* or a CNAME if you want to use a subdomain of an existing domain. has excellent instructions here:

Tracking Your Domain with

As a blogger and lover of graphs, I am not sure how I hadn’t already seen’s tracking domain feature. With this, you can register a domain and see reports on all of the URLs that are shortened with which point through to that domain.

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