After a year and a half in testing, domain shortening service Bitly has moved its Bitly Pro service out of beta and straight into its core offering, now providing domain shortening and link analytics completely free of charge.
The service notes in an official blog post that it now powers over 10,000 custom short domains but will allow any new user to register their own URL for free and without a waiting period. All that a user needs to do is change the DNS settings to point to Bit.ly’s servers and then sign up for the service in account settings.
Not only will users get a short domain, they will be able to register for tracking statistics, allowing users to check how their content is performing on social networks including Twitter and Facebook. Any Bitly link that points to the same domain will also be tracked in the dashboard.
All of these features require an account, so if you haven’t signed up head over to Bitly.com and sign up for a new account (you can even use your Twitter account should you wish) and setup the features.