It is not necessary to register a new domain name for shortening links if you own one that works properly. Create a subdomain using a domain you already have.

Learn the instruction on how to add and configure a Namecheap subdomain to shorten links.

1. Go to the Namecheap account to the list of domains.

2. Click "Manage" next to your domain.

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3. Click the "Advanced DNS" tab.

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4. Add 2 records:

- A record; your subdomain Host; 52.21.33.16 Value.

- A record; your subdomain Host; 18.184.197.212 Value.

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5. Go to your Short.io account.

6. Open the User menu and choose "Add a domain.

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7. Choose the third option — Add my own domain

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8. Specify a domain and confirm that this domain is dedicated only for shortening links.

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9. Go to your domain settings to check if the domain is active. Refresh a domain status in 1-2 hours if the domain is still inactive.

Important: Wait a few hours and refresh a domain status in Short.io domain settings.

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10. After the domain is active, feel free to shorten links and enjoy Short.io.

The video instruction helps to configure a Namecheap subdomain.

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