Bitly is the largest link shortener company, and many businesses use it. However, some users can consider migrating links to other services.
Free Bitly users do not have the functionality to export links: Bitly Export Links Data. So, what to do in case you need a list of your bitlinks for some reporting purposes or migrating to another shortening service.
Here is a way for exporting links from Bitly to Short.cm. The idea is that when you change an IP of a short domain, Short.cm will get links from Bitly after any user clicks a link.
Learn the instruction below on how to transfer export data from Bitly to your Short.cm account.
1. Add your current Bitly domain to Short.cm.
2. Go to your DNS registrar of a short domain.
3. Edit A-record referred to your domain – change the IP address from Bitly's one to 126.96.36.199 (Short.cm IP).
The DNS will be changed at once, but check the domain status on Short.cm for sure. If the domain is active, the import process has started.
How does the export Bitly data work
When a user clicks a bitlink, the link is automatically transferred to the Short.cm account. The next time a user clicks another Bitly link, it will also appear in the URL list. This is until all the Bitly links are transferred to Short.cm.
Note: Only active bitlinks will be imported to Short.cm. An active link is a short URL that has at least one click after you've changed the IP address.
In a month, when all active links will be imported, switch IP to 188.8.131.52 (Short.cm IP address).