Configuring DNS for a GoDaddy Domain

If you own a domain through GoDaddy, follow the steps below to configure DNS to use BL.INK.

In order to use BL.INK, DNS must be configured to point the domain to BL.INK so that we are able to route the traffic to the links to the correct destination. There are two options for configuring DNS depending on the type of domain being used for short links.

Caution: If the domain is currently used for a website, use Option 2 so that the DNS changes do not bring down the website when connecting the domain with BL.INK. Many users opt to set up a different domain for use with BL.INK and point it back to the website with our Home Page setting.

Option 1: Primary Domain

If the domain being used with BL.INK is the root of the domain (ex. yourdomain.com), the A record must be pointed to BL.INK. This essentially tells the domain where to point.

Here’s a guide from GoDaddy walking through the steps to update the A record. 

Required fields:

Host: @

Points to: 18.208.85.101

Note: For the Enterprise IP address, please contact your Client Success Manager.

Please allow 24-48 hours for DNS to propagate.

Option 2: Subdomain

If the domain being used with BL.INK is a subdomain of the primary domain (ex. links.yourdomain.com), a new CNAME Record needs to be added to the DNS configuration. This is another type of DNS entry that routes the traffic to the specific subdomain. The benefit of setting up a CNAME is that users will not have to worry about future DNS changes in the event we have to migrate the domain.

Here’s a guide from GoDaddy walking through the steps to add a new CNAME record.

Required fields:
Host: {Whichever keyword precedes the domain in your subdomain}

Points to: bl2.blink.domains

Example: For the subdomain links.yourdomain.com, the Host would be links

Note: For the Enterprise DNS configurations, please contact your Client Success Manager.

Please allow 24-48 hours for DNS to propagate.

If you have more questions on DNS for domains registered with GoDaddy, please reach out to us at help@blink.