Is it possible to customise the domain to remove the random numbers?

As I was setting up a new static site from a template, I realised that my app’s domain address had a different domain then I expected.

instead of it was

the Xs were four or five random characters

Is there any way to remove those characters (Currently on the free tier)?

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Jon Friesen
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September 9, 2022
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👋 @omclam

Thanks for reaching out. There is no way to remove those characters. They ensure that the domain is unique. We recommend registering a domain name and adding that to your app for custom domains.


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