Cloudflare is a connection between a domain registrar and a user. If you have a domain, which you want to connect to Short.io, Cloudflare may become your DNS configurator.

Learn the instruction below on how to configure a domain name with Cloudflare.

1. Sign in to Cloudflare.

2. Add your domain to Cloudflare.

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3. Choose a price plan > Continue.

4. Delete all existing A-records and add two A-records to connect the domain with Short.io.

- A record; @ Host; 52.21.33.16 IP address.

- A record; @ Host; 18.184.197.212 IP address.

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5. Log in to your domain registrar.

Note: The example of a domain registrar is GoDaddy.

6. Replace nameservers on the domain registrar with the Cloudflare ones.

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  • Go to your domain registrar > Next to the necessary domain choose DNS settings.
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  • Change existing nameservers.
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  • Enter custom Cloudflare nameservers.
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  • Add the nameservers.
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7. Wait a few hours and click "Re-check Nameservers."

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8. When the domain is active on Cloudflare > Go to your Short.io account.

9. Open the User menu and choose "Add domain."

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10. Choose the third option — Add my own domain

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

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12. 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.

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

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Important: If the domain is inactive in 3-4 hours:

  • Click on the yellow clouds on DNS settings to enable DNS-only status.
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13. After the domain is active, feel free to shorten links and enjoy Short.io.

Watch a step-by-step video instruction to avoid obstacles while configuring a domain.

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