The first step is selecting your domain registrar to purchase your branded short domain from. Some popular domain registrars include Domain.com, GoDaddy.com, Namecheap.com, Bluehost.com, HostGator.com. We recommend selecting a 5-6 character domain that is closely tied to your brand. For example, if your company name is Sally's Shoes, we would recommend something such as sallysh.com

Below is a mock example step by step using sallyshoes. Make sure to input your domain / generated values instead.


Connecting Your Newly Purchased Short Domain In Mobiniti

Once you have purchased the domain, you can insert it in Mobiniti to generate your CNAME and A Record details to update on your domain DNS settings. Login to Mobiniti, navigate to (1) Settings > (2) Short Links > (3) Short Link Domain. See below:

After you have inserted your domain and hit save, it will generate 2 different options that you have option of doing, in order to properly forward your domain to Mobiniti so it can be used. 1 is CNAME record changes and 2 is A Record changes. See below:


1. Forward Your Branded Short Domain To Mobn.it

First make sure that you forward your domain to Mobn.it, our link shortening software within our application. Navigate to Forwarding under your domain settings. Select https:// as the forward to option, followed by entering in mobn.it. Forward type should be set to Permanent (301) and Settings set to Forward only. Hit save.

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2. Setting Up CNAME OR A Record DNS Changes

Just one is required in order to ensure domains forward properly and the SSL certificate is also setup properly.

1. Setup the CNAME Record:

1.a. Copy the CNAME's Record and the CNAME's Value Record from Mobiniti.

1.b. Update the CNAME's Record and the CNAME's Value Record from Mobiniti in your domain's DNS settings. Navigate to DNS settings in your Domain Registar, click your domain, and than proceed to the DNS settings. Add CNAME type followed by pasting the host and value from Mobiniti.

2. Setup the A Record Method:

2.a. Copy the A Record Host and the A Record Value from Mobiniti.

2.b. Update the A Record Host and the A Record Value from Mobiniti in your domain's DNS settings. Navigate to DNS settings in your Domain Registar, click your domain, and than proceed to the DNS settings. Add A type followed by pasting the host and value from Mobiniti.

3. Make sure your domain is forwarding to mobn.it

If you have any questions, just message us on our live chat, or email support@mobiniti.com.

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