URL shorteners (was: Re: ISNIC DNS)
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed May 8 17:09:49 BST 2013
On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 03:27:36PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> The mention of the new-fangled IRC thing made me wonder if anyone has been
> perverse enough to create a link-shortener that serves things via gopher, or
> some other quirky protocol.
> Although I can see an immediate flaw in this plan - link shorteners rely on
> HTTP redirection codes, which I think that most other protocols don't have.
Gopher can't send HTTP status codes, but it can serve up HTML files, in which
HTML saying "click here".
The real problem is browser support of Gopher. None of the common popular
browsers support it any more.
> Meanwhile, Dave notes that this thread has going wildly off at a tangent from
> the original problem - who to use to serve DNS for an Icelandic domain.
Several of us run our own DNS servers and could host it if need be.
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