Custom Domain with bitly

Okay, I just realized that offers free custom domain shortening. Amazing. I really wonder how they are generating cash out of their service. I would have thought this would be a paid service like custom domains are for

It was quite easy to setup. I first headed over to to grab a free domain (yes, I’m cheap). Unfortunately was already taken so I took All I had to do was set the A record for to and then go over to and add as custom short domain. Finding this setting is a little buried, I had to go to settings and then advanced as opposed to finding it as an option under one of the main tabs like profile.

I’m curious now to see what kind of stats I will get out of my domain shortener now.

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