This feature is available with some paid plans
With a custom domain, you can replace bit.ly in your short links with a domain that reflects your brand. This helps with brand awareness and also helps with public trust of your links.
For example, consider how much more compelling it is to click on mykicks.co/spring-sale-2023 when you see an advertisement for a big sale from your favorite shoe store, instead of bit.ly/3rsKP93.
This guide will help you:
Learn more about custom domains
Have general questions about custom domains or curious what you can use as your custom domain? These articles can help:
- What is a custom domain?
- Can I use my website's domain as my custom domain in my Bitly account?
- What are the letters at the end of a domain? Does it matter which one I select?
- What is a subdomain? Can I use a subdomain as my custom domain?
Get your own custom domain
We offer a complimentary domain with some paid plans. Visit our pricing page to see if your plan includes one. If your plan doesn't come, it's a fairly simple process to buy your own custom domain from a domain registrar:
Add your custom domain to Bitly
After you've bought a domain, use your domain registrar's settings to point it to Bitly and then add it to your Bitly account. If that sounds technical, don't worry — we show you how in these articles:
- How do I configure my DNS settings for my custom domain?
- How do I add my own custom domain to Bitly?
Here are some additional, optional things you can do with your custom domain:
- How do I configure security settings for my Bitly custom domain?
- How do I add my custom domain to additional groups?
Once you've set up your custom domain, you have the option to use it for all links you create in Bitly.
Troubleshoot custom domain issues
The most common cause of custom domain issues is an improper DNS configuration. These articles can help identify and fix issues you may experience:
- How do I troubleshoot issues with my custom domain?
- Why won't my domain verify?
- What if I only have one A Record in my custom domain's DNS settings?
Sometimes, you may want to make changes to your domain registrar or your custom domain itself: