Updating a Domain

This method updates a domain on your Short.io account


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The instruction below shows how to update a domain on your Short.io account

  • Click "Create API key".
  • Add a Secret key.

2) Copy an ID of a domain you want to update.

  • Open Domain settings.

  • Copy your domain ID.

3) Install prerequisites for requests.

pip install requests
npm install --save axios

Now everything is ready to run the following snippet. It will update a domain.

4) Create a file: filename.py/ .js/ .rb. The code snippet below updates rootredirect (URL to redirect customers when visiting your short domain).


Please, replace domainID and rootredirect with appropriate values.

import requests

url = "https://api.short.io/domains/settings/domainID/"

import json
payload = json.dumps({"rootRedirect":"your_link"})
headers = {
    'accept': "application/json",
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "<<apiKey>>"

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

const axios = require('axios');

const data = {

const options = {
  headers: {
    accept: 'application/json',
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: '<<apiKey>>'

axios.post('https://api.short.io/domains/settings/domainID/', data, options)
.then(function (response) {
.catch(function (response) {
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
require 'json'

url = URI("https://api.short.io/domains/settings/domainID/")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url)
request["accept"] = 'application/json'
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = '<<apiKey>>'
request.body = JSON.generate({"rootRedirect":"your_link"})

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

5) Launch the file.

python filename.py
node filename.js
ruby filename.rb

6) JSON Response (the domain will be updated).

Once you run the code, you will see the response.

  success: true

Here's how it looks on Short.io: