Custom URL's allow for the customisation of your shortened URL, to show your own URL instead of the generic https://ury.io URL. This adds more authenticity to your message and allows your customers to feel secure when clicking on a URL link that they receive in an SMS message.
Custom URL's allow for the same tracking and reporting as the generic shortened URL. However, to have this setup, please follow the steps below:
In order to use a custom URL, the domain must be owned by you and if you do not already own the domain, please purchase the domain you wish to use for your custom URL before moving on to step 2.
You would then need to ensure that all traffic going to your new domain is redirected to our generic https://ury.io URL.
Most providers allow for forwarding on the domain provider's interface, in this case simply specify the https://ury.io URL as the new forwarding URL.
- In the scenario where this forwarding functionality is not available, the server where the domain is hosted, should redirect any requests that are received to https://ury.io.
Once you have purchased your domain and completed the forwarding or redirect setup, kindly notify SMSPortal of the exact URL you would like to use for your custom URL and which username it should be added to. This custom URL will then be added to your account and can then be used when creating shortened URLs.
Updated over 1 year ago