Do you want to use branded short URLs for your blog?
We use wpbeg.in to create our own branded custom short URLs.
These short URLs are easy to remember and strengthen your brand recognition among users.
In this article, we will show you how to easily create your own customized short URLs for your blog.
Why Use a Branded Customized Short URL in WordPress?
You may have noticed how popular websites like The New York Times, Twitter, Facebook, TechCrunch use branded short URLs on social media.
The New York times uses nyti.ms, TechCrunch uses tcrn.ch, and WPBeginner uses wpbeg.in domain name for shorter customized URLs.
These branded domain names are called domain hacks.
They are created by combining the brand name and a domain TLD to cleverly spell a brand name.
Since most websites use .com as their primary domain, this is a good way to create a short url for your WordPress site.
See our tips on picking the best domain for your blog.
Using your own customized short URL improves brand recognition among your users.
It also allows you to create
shorter URLs for easy sharing on social platforms.
Most importantly, you can easily track these URLs to see how many clicks you got when you shared a URL.
Having said that, let’s see how to create your own branded customized short urls in WordPress.
Step 1: Buy a Short URL or Short Domain Name
Most of us do not have a short URL as our primary domain name.
This means you will need to register a new domain name that is much shorter than your current domain.
For example, when choosing a branded shorter domain for WPBeginner.com we registered WPBeg.in.
This made our short URL 6 characters shorter than our primary domain.
There are many free domain name generators that allow you to automatically generate domain name suggestions.
See our list of 14 best free domain name generators.
Domainr is the one that specializes in helping you find short domains.