Custom Short Domain by bit.ly Pro
Currently I have seven .my domains that I bought from Mercumaya. All of them are not active (contain no website). But there is one .my domain that I want to use for my bitly.Pro – Custom Short Domain.
To use this service, I have to set my DNS A record to point to their IP address. But the problem is, there is no option for me to set the DNS A record from the domain registrar (MyNIC Domain Registry).
Luckily, I have DNS Zone Editor in my cPanel and I can set the DNS A record from there. Here I will show you how to set DNS record for .my domain by using cPanel.
Add the domain using Addon Domains
Step 1 – From your cPanel, add the .my domain into your hosting account by using Addon Domains tool.
Click on Advanced DNS Zone Editor
Step 2 – Next, back to your cPanel Home and go to Advanced DNS Zone Editor.
Select the domain
Step 3 – Choose the .my domain that you want to change the DNS record. In my case, it is ls.my domain.
Step 4 – cPanel will list down all current DNS records for your .my domain. From here, you can choose either to edit or add new DNS record.
Enter the IP address to setup A record
Step 5 – I want to change the A record for ls.my domain to point to bitly.Pro IP address, 188.8.131.52 . So I click on Edit and replace the IP address with the new one.
After it has finished propagated
Step 6 – Lastly, click on Edit Record and wait the domain to propagate.
Hope this helps!
Note: You also can set CNAME record in Advanced DNS Zone Editor (or Simple DNS Zone Editor).