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How to connect my Dreamhost Domain with (
How to connect my Dreamhost Domain with (
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Written by Andy Kostenko
Updated over a week ago

DreamHost is a platform where you can buy domains and subdomains for the website or short branded links.

For shortening links in, you have to add your domain name 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 DreamHost domain to account.

1. Sign in Dreamhost and buy an available domain.

2. Choose "Domains" > "Manage Domains" from the left side.


3. Choose "DNS" under a necessary domain.


4. Add 2 values:

- A Type; Value.

- A type; Value.

Important: Leave the "Name" box blank (!!!).


5. Here's how records look:


6. Go to your account.

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


8. Choose the third option โ€” Add my own domain


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


10. 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.

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

Watch the video instruction to avoid obstacles while configuring a domain.

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