Namecheap is a domain registrar, where you can buy an available domain or subdomain name.

For shortening links in, you have to add your domain or to use a generic one "" If you don't have a domain, you can acquire it from or any domain registrar. The advantage of buying a domain from 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 Namecheap domain to account.

1. Sign in Namecheap and buy an available domain.

2. Click "Manage" next to your domain.


3. Click the "Advanced DNS" tab.


4. Choose "Add a new record" > Add 2 records:

- A record; @ Host; Value.

- A record; @ Host; Value.


6. If you configure:

  • a domain — delete unnecessary CNAME, A and URL Redirect records of the domain;


7. Go to your account.

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


9. Choose the third option — Add my own domain


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


11. 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 domain settings.


12. After the domain is active, feel free to shorten links and enjoy

Watch the video instruction to configure a Namecheap domain.

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