URL shorteners (was: Re: ISNIC DNS)

Kieren Diment diment at gmail.com
Wed May 8 13:14:35 BST 2013

On 08/05/2013, at 10:01 PM, Sam Kington <sam at illuminated.co.uk> wrote:

> On 8 May 2013, at 11:07, Kieren Diment <diment at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 08/05/2013, at 7:37 PM, Dave Cross wrote:
>> Quoting AJ Dhaliwal <adhaliwal34 at gmail.com>:
>>>>> Dave...
>>>>> [Who is seriously considering replacing fkth.is with fkth.at]
>>>> Too late. I have purchased fkth.at and will sell it to you for 1 million dollars.
>>> First rule of domains: never mention in public a domain you might be interested in, without buying it first.
>>> http://whois.net/whois/fkth.at
>> Sounds like a useful url shortener.
> Getting off-topic here, but what use are URL shorteners now that Twitter converts all links to be t.co/blah ? They don't save you any space in tweets, and they obfuscate the URL you're linking to. Is link-tracking really that useful?

If Dave got of his behind by now and implemented it I would have posted an informative reason in this email right now via a shortened url : http://fkth.is/sh1t  URL shorteners were around well before twitter.

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