Purchasing a Custom Domain through Bitly is an easy process and we've created this article to help guide you.
Once you log into your account, simply click on the Groups button which looks like this:
You will see now see a menu appear with with a list of your Group(s). Click on the "Manage" button.
This will direct you to the Account Details page, which looks like this:
Click on "Custom Domains", then click on "Add Custom Domain" on the top right hand corner of the screen.
Once you click on the "Add Custom Domain" button, you will see a pop-up appear with the option to "Add Domain" or "Purchase Domain", please click on "Purchase Domain"
Once you click on "Purchase Domain", the next screen will allow you to search for domain name(s). Please note that Custom Domain's must be 15 characters or less, and this is including the dot.
If the domain you are searching for is available to purchase, you will see a "green" marker next to the domain, and then the option to "buy now". However, if the domain name you are searching is not available, you will see a "red" marker next to the domain name.
If you are happy with your domain name, and it is available to buy now, simply click on the "Buy Now" button and you will be redirected to GoDaddy to complete the purchase.
Once you have completed the purchase, you will need to access your DNS settings in GoDaddy and configure the following:
Once you've set up the correct A records, click on "Next". Then add your newly purchased Custom Domain in the box and then click "Next" again.
Once you've clicked "Next" -- Success! You've added the Custom Domain.
Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for domain changes to propagate. Please click on "Track Domain Status" to find out if your Custom Domain has been verified.
Lastly, once the verification is complete, you will now be able create links in your account with your custom domain.