Setting a Custom Domain for Shortening Your Links with Y.GY

Set a custom domain for your short links. By following this guide, you can select a root domain of your own choice instead of our standard y.gy root.

Steps to activate

  1. Navigate to "My Organization" on the left side of your dashboard.
  2. Click on the "Add Custom Domain" to your top right. Domain Section in Dashboard
  3. Enter the custom domain you want to add. You should add the root domain you want -- in this example we are using summarize.co Domain Section in Dashboard
  4. You will now be redirected to a page with an A Record. This is what you should add to your DNS settings. DNS Records
  5. For example, if you're using Cloudflare, navigate to your DNS settings and add the A Record similarly to the image below. Cloudflare Example
  6. Go back to the DNS record page in y.gy and click "Verify Domain". It will most likely tell you that the A Record isn't verified. This can take up to 24 hours, so you can come back at a later time to verify your domain.
  7. Once the domain is verified, the "Verified" column in the Domain section will be "Valid". In this instance it took me approximately 30 minutes before a domain was valid. Valid DNS Example