Using a Custom Domain

You can use your own domain to create ‘vanity URLs’.

These have a number of advantages:

In order to use a custom domain, you must:

  • Own the domain you want to use.

  • Be able to adjust the domain’s DNS settings.

Set up a custom domain

  1. Click Settings and Custom Domains.

  2. Click + Add a Domain.

  3. Type in the domain you want to use. You will need to use a subdomain, for example, click.mydomain.com.

  4. Click Add Domain.

  5. Go to your domain’s DNS settings, and add a CNAME record for this domain. Most providers have two fields, usually along the lines of Name and Value. You’ll want to fill in fields as:

    For the subdomain click.mydomain.com:
    Name: click
    Value: domains.linklyhq.com.

    If you are using Cloudflare, make sure the ‘cloud’ icon on the CNAME record is grey.

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This is the CNAME record you must create. Here is an example from our DNS provider, Cloudflare. Yours may look different. If you’re having trouble, contact us and we can help.

This is the CNAME record you must create. Here is an example from our DNS provider, Cloudflare. Yours may look different. If you’re having trouble, contact us and we can help.

Create a tracking link with your custom domain

After completing the steps above, you can create links with any URL you like on your domain.

  1. Click Create New Link from the menu.

  2. Add a NicknameDestination, and any other parameters you want for the link.

  3. Click Custom domain & URL in the link form.

  4. Choose your domain from the dropdown.

  5. Add an URL suffix for the domain, e.g. /awesome-product. These need to begin with a /, be unique for this domain, and only contain characters you would find in an URL.

  6. Click Save Link to save and test your link.

Things to Note

  • Setting up domains can be tricky, with differing providers having differing set ups. If you’re having trouble, send us a message and we’ll try and set it up for you.

  • Domains are attached to workspaces, but you can use the same domain across several workspaces. The full URLs, i.e. domain.com/suffix, must be unique.