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With Sonar, you now have the ability to shorten links. \n\nTo turn on the Link Shortening feature, click on the Menu bar, navigate to your \"Settings\", then click on \"Company Settings\". In the URL Shortening Settings section, you can turn link shortening for Campaigns and Mass Messages and/or API Messages On & Off. \n\nThe default shortened domain name is `sonr.in`.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/12bb902-Screen_Shot_2016-08-15_at_12.50.43_PM_2.png\",\n        \"Screen_Shot_2016-08-15_at_12.50.43_PM 2.png\",\n        3594,\n        1880,\n        \"#5a5f63\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Custom Shortened URL Domain Name\"\n}\n[/block]\nIf you would like to use your own custom domain name, you'll need to set up your custom domain name and direct it to sonr.in.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"warning\",\n  \"title\": \"Disclaimer\",\n  \"body\": \"IF YOU USE YOUR OWN HOSTNAME, BE SURE TO POINT YOUR HOSTNAME TO OUR SERVERS FIRST. SEE \\\"Pointing Your Hostname to Sonar” BELOW. \\n\\nYou will not be able to use this hostname for other things as it'll have to exclusively point to our servers.\"\n}\n[/block]\nTo point your domain to Sonar, please follow the below instructions.\n\n1. Identify a custom domain you can use for sonar links. **This custom domain must have a SSL certificate and be secure.**\n2. Contact us at [contact:::at:::sendsonar.com](mailto:contact@sendsonar.com) and let us know you're about to do this. We'll need to add your domain to our list of approved domains, so this way we can start coordinating that.\n3. How to point your domain to sonr.in depends on your DNS provider. Here are instructions from some popular providers (we will also be happy to help you with this):\n\n* <a href=\"https://support.dnsimple.com/articles/alias-record/\" target=\"_blank\">DNSimple</a>\n* <a href=\"http://wwwdemo.dnsmadeeasy.com/services/anamerecords/\" target=\"_blank\">DNS Made Easy</a>\n* <a href=\"https://fusion.easydns.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/190/7/aname-records/\" target=\"_blank\">easyDNS</a>\n* <a href=\"https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/pointdns\" target=\"_blank\">PointDNS</a>\n* <a href=\"https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200169056-Does-CloudFlare-support-CNAME-APEX-at-the-root-\" target=\"_blank\">CloudFlare</a>\n* <a href=\"http://documentation.unbounce.com/hc/en-us/articles/203687274-Setting-Up-Your-CNAME-with-GoDaddy-godaddy-com-\" target=\"_blank\">GoDaddy</a> \n* <a href=\"https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9646/10/how-can-i-set-up-a-cname-record-for-my-domain\" target=\"_blank\">NameCheap</a>\n\n\n##Testing\nTo ensure that your hostname is pointing to Sonar, visit the short URL you've created and you should be redirected to Sonar's about page if you visit `https://{your-custom-subdomain}/VREL7F` \n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"Note\",\n  \"body\": \"Please note that this make take up to 72 hours for changes to propagate.\"\n}\n[/block]\n##Additional Resources\nPlease see below for instructions for pointing your hostname to Sonar on specific hosting services below.\n\n[1&1](https://help.1and1.com/domains-c36931/manage-domains-c79822/dns-c37586/explanation-of-a-cname-record-a596071.html)\n\n##Set Up A Custom Error Page\nOnce you've set up a custom shortlinks domain name, you can also direct customers to a custom error page!\n\n###Why?\nIf for whatever reason a link no longer works (invalid path hash, or no path has at all), you might not want your customer to be directed to Sonar's error page and may want to direct them to your own. \n\nIf you'd like to do this, have a custom error page, [email us](mailto:contact@sendsonar.com) the link to it. We'll set it up for you!","excerpt":"","slug":"link-shortening","type":"basic","title":"Link Shortening"}
We often need to send URLs in a text message, but links can be long and cuts into character limits for each message. With Sonar, you now have the ability to shorten links.  To turn on the Link Shortening feature, click on the Menu bar, navigate to your "Settings", then click on "Company Settings". In the URL Shortening Settings section, you can turn link shortening for Campaigns and Mass Messages and/or API Messages On & Off. The default shortened domain name is `sonr.in`. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/12bb902-Screen_Shot_2016-08-15_at_12.50.43_PM_2.png", "Screen_Shot_2016-08-15_at_12.50.43_PM 2.png", 3594, 1880, "#5a5f63" ] } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Custom Shortened URL Domain Name" } [/block] If you would like to use your own custom domain name, you'll need to set up your custom domain name and direct it to sonr.in. [block:callout] { "type": "warning", "title": "Disclaimer", "body": "IF YOU USE YOUR OWN HOSTNAME, BE SURE TO POINT YOUR HOSTNAME TO OUR SERVERS FIRST. SEE \"Pointing Your Hostname to Sonar” BELOW. \n\nYou will not be able to use this hostname for other things as it'll have to exclusively point to our servers." } [/block] To point your domain to Sonar, please follow the below instructions. 1. Identify a custom domain you can use for sonar links. **This custom domain must have a SSL certificate and be secure.** 2. Contact us at [contact@sendsonar.com](mailto:contact@sendsonar.com) and let us know you're about to do this. We'll need to add your domain to our list of approved domains, so this way we can start coordinating that. 3. How to point your domain to sonr.in depends on your DNS provider. Here are instructions from some popular providers (we will also be happy to help you with this): * <a href="https://support.dnsimple.com/articles/alias-record/" target="_blank">DNSimple</a> * <a href="http://wwwdemo.dnsmadeeasy.com/services/anamerecords/" target="_blank">DNS Made Easy</a> * <a href="https://fusion.easydns.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/190/7/aname-records/" target="_blank">easyDNS</a> * <a href="https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/pointdns" target="_blank">PointDNS</a> * <a href="https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200169056-Does-CloudFlare-support-CNAME-APEX-at-the-root-" target="_blank">CloudFlare</a> * <a href="http://documentation.unbounce.com/hc/en-us/articles/203687274-Setting-Up-Your-CNAME-with-GoDaddy-godaddy-com-" target="_blank">GoDaddy</a> * <a href="https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9646/10/how-can-i-set-up-a-cname-record-for-my-domain" target="_blank">NameCheap</a> ##Testing To ensure that your hostname is pointing to Sonar, visit the short URL you've created and you should be redirected to Sonar's about page if you visit `https://{your-custom-subdomain}/VREL7F` [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "Note", "body": "Please note that this make take up to 72 hours for changes to propagate." } [/block] ##Additional Resources Please see below for instructions for pointing your hostname to Sonar on specific hosting services below. [1&1](https://help.1and1.com/domains-c36931/manage-domains-c79822/dns-c37586/explanation-of-a-cname-record-a596071.html) ##Set Up A Custom Error Page Once you've set up a custom shortlinks domain name, you can also direct customers to a custom error page! ###Why? If for whatever reason a link no longer works (invalid path hash, or no path has at all), you might not want your customer to be directed to Sonar's error page and may want to direct them to your own. If you'd like to do this, have a custom error page, [email us](mailto:contact@sendsonar.com) the link to it. We'll set it up for you!