Custom Domain with bitly

Okay, I just realized that bit.ly 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 wordpress.com.

It was quite easy to setup. I first headed over to http://www.dot.tk to grab a free domain (yes, I’m cheap). Unfortunately bart.tk was already taken so I took barts.tk. All I had to do was set the A record for barts.tk to 69.58.188.49 and then go over to bit.ly and add barts.tk 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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