Rules for Posting Short Links on Facebook

Rules for Posting Short Links on Facebook

Protecting customers' privacy is at the heart of Facebook. Facebook works hard on the security and safety of users, so it takes strong steps when it comes to potential abuses on the platform.

Generic domains are compromised by spammers

When posting a short link on Facebook, you might face the error message 'Your content couldn't be shared because this link goes against our Community Standards. If you think this doesn't go against our Community Standards, let us know.' Why does this message appear?


Facebook blocks short links with generic domains. URL shorteners provide customers with a generic domain to test a service. However, spammers also use the generic domain because it's free and hides malicious long links. That's why spammers often compromise the reputation of generic domains. In the case of, the generic domain is ''

Facebook mentions that spam isn't accepted on the platform. When someone posts a short link with a generic domain, Facebook considers it to be spam.

If you use a branded domain but the error still occurs, you have probably broken Facebook's rules. Review the Facebook standards to figure out what kind of sharing is allowed. This way, you can register a new custom domain and never violate the Facebook Community Standards. has a free solution helps to prevent being blocked by Facebook when sharing a short URL. You can add up to three personal branded domains on the Free Plan. Branded domains are credible as users see the brand name, which promotes a link. A personal domain belongs only to your company and cannot be compromised by spammers. So, your custom short domain is thoroughly approved by Facebook.

With, you can either use your existing custom domain or buy a new one. The second option provides automatic domain activation.

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What did you learn?

  • What are the rules for posting on Facebook?
  • Why is Facebook blocking my link?
  • How do I post a blocked link on Facebook?
  • How do I unblock a link?

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