You are already familiar with short domains such as bit.ly and are, perhaps, wondering how organisations come to use custom short domains such as ‘cultm.ac’, ‘nyti.ms’ and ‘tgr.ph’?
To register and configure your own custom short domain is remarkably easy provided that you know the tools to use.
In this short video, I register the custom short domain ‘mtpl.us’ to provide a quick overview on:
1. how to find and register your own custom short domain
2. how to configure the short domain for use with the domain shortening service, bitly.
3. how to configure a lightweight menubar app for easily converting long URLs into your own custom short URLs.
Once this is done, you have the ability to quickly and easily convert some very long and complex URLs to short URLs using your own custom domain, making it easier to share links in Twitter, iMessage, Facebook, email or even in print.