When you first join BudURL, the default domain on your account will be budurl.me. While you can use this one all you want, we highly recommend you create a custom short domain name!** Also known as vanity short URLs or short domains, custom domain names are included in your BudURL package and establish credibility behind your links. When your audience sees that your short link is taking them to content your brand has curated, they have more trust and are more likely to click.
Do you manage multiple brands or clients? No problem! Create a custom short domain for each of them to ensure proper branding and analytics tracking are preserved.
**Note: This feature may be disabled based on your account permissions. If you believe you should be able to create a custom short domain and aren’t able to, please contact your account administrator or reach out to us and we’ll look into it.
How to Create and Manage Custom Short Domains
Get started by finding the orange domain menu in the top right corner of your screen. As shown in the screenshot above, select the “Add New Custom Domain” option.
This will take you to the “Manage Your Custom Domains” page. You’ll need to select the “Add New Domain” link highlighted in the screenshot below.
Note that you’ll also come to this page to disable and enable your custom domains once you have them set up.
The next few screens will walk you through the steps to setup your domain. Read the instructions carefully to ensure success!
- Choose your domain name - make sure your brand is recognizable even though it’s shortened. You can use a generator such as this one if you need ideas, or contact us and we’ll be happy to help too.
- Follow the instructions on the page to update your DNS with your hosting provider (or forward them to your IT department.)
- You’re ready to rock! Your new custom domain should show as active on the Manage Domains page, and appear in the orange Domain Menu in the top right corner.