Updated April 1, 2022

Note that if you are on a free trial of Rite.ly or the full RiteKit Package, you will need to use our native Rite.Link (and cannot share to FB or LinkedIn). When you buy Rite.ly or Package, you can then set up your custom subdomain(s).

Access to one custom subdomain is included with Package and with Rite.ly stand-alone (from when you pay for Rite.ly or RiteKit Package.) Of course, you control the branding - logo, colors, fonts and everything. When you pay for Rite.ly or RiteKit Package, it is all "white-label."

You need to have your own domain hosted somewhere, such as for your website, and then, in your DNS settings, make a subdomain and use this subdomain only for Rite.ly.

Share links on which you advertise on top of anyone's content, share in emails, social posts anywhere - and avoid paying the huge costs of social networks' native ads.

This page is the how-to for setting up your custom domain for Rite.ly Link Ads.
Do this before making ads, because you cannot change already-made Link Ads from our default Rite.link domain to your custom domain. If you go from a free trial to paying, you will need to make new Link ads after setting up your custom domain.

This help page is for general Rite.ly Link Ad creation.

Note that for links shortened with Rite.ly, Facebook and LinkedIn will not accept them. This is beyond our control; FB and LinkedIn are now blocking all short links created of full URLs. So, if using RiteForge, RiteBoost for scheduling posts, we suggest that you do not shorten links for posts you schedule to LinkedIn or Facebook. If just using Rite.ly, even with custom subdomain, please use them in Tweets, emails, IG comments - and everywhere else - just not in FB or LinkedIn.

If you use Rite.ly Free or Rite.ly Pro without custom domain, URLs in your posts will be shortened
from: https://blog.drumup.io/blog/11-reasons-why-you-social-pages-arent-converting/ to: http://rite.ly/jnIU. get the 'rite.ly' element replaced with a subdomain hosted on your domain hosting provider and go full white-label. Your image, your URLs, advertisement logos, and everything will be promote your clients and you; no mention of RiteKit or Rite.ly anywhere you share with RiteKit. Also, to publish posts to Facebook with Rite.ly URLs, you will need to use at least one custom subdomain.

With Rite.ly Pro you can replace rite.ly with the subdomain of your self-hosted domain of your choice. You can do this with the RiteKit Package or any paid tier of Rite.ly. In contrast, you need to be on the $149/month tier or higher of Snip.ly to get custom domains:

1. One custom subdomain is included with either Rite.ly (paid) or the RiteKit Package (paid).
You can purchase slots for additional custom subdomains for Rite.ly - such as for clients, other brands, businesses, etc.

See Upgrade page:

Add as many custom subdomains as you need. You can add more later, as needed: hit Upgrade in the site, hit the plus on domains in the Rite.ly section, then hit Upgrade:

2. Set up DNS of your subdomain(s)

Login to your domain manager (GoDaddy, Namecheap, 1&1, Name.com etc.) where you bought your domain and setup your DNS records according to instructions in https://rite.ly/domains/

A typical mistake in DNS settings:
Please leave A Record blank and change the CNAME Record to "Link":

3. Verify each domain in Rite.ly

Go to https://rite.ly/domains/, enter your subdomain name and click Verify. Please note that DNS changes made in the Step 2 might take several hours to propagate. You may need to verify your domains after several hours from changing DNS records.

4. Choose the appropriate domain when creating a new Link Ad

Important: The Domain of an existing Link Ad cannot be changed. If you wish to replace rite.ly domain with your own subdomain, you will need to make new a new Link Ad.


See also:
Using Rite.ly for exposure and brand recognition, testing ads, archiving those that fail
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