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  1. philiporchard United Kingdom

    philiporchard Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I've just been looking at some url shorteners, and noticed there's similarities between the page layout of these two:

    http://v15.uk/
    http://biic.co.uk/

    Can anyone shed some light on where they get their scripts from?
    Thanks
     
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    Thanks,
    Just wondering whether to develop url.uk as a shortener.
    Seems there are a number of options. Just need a few more hrs in the day!
     
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    There are so many url shorteners out there already, it's hard to see where the money will come from - especially since some of the providers offer advanced stats and analytics, and other features.

    Also, it's a great url (for techies) but I'm not sure the average person in the street knows what a "url" is any more. I think they think of them as "web addresses" if they think of them at all.
     
  8. JMI

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    I ran a url shortening service. You need to be aware of what your service gets used for and if you are going to be able to practically monitor it. I considered url.co.uk a while back.. but had something shorter :)
     
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    Maybe we could do a swap Julian... you've got a domain I'd quite like ;)
     
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    That and 20k I might consider.
     
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    Ouch - you're no pushover then!
     
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    I thought of running a url shortener but too much competition. Also average people don't trust shorteners.

    Would url.uk be focused on "British links"? Have you thought of selling domains on Url.uk?
     
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    Selling the domain today... reverse auction:
    https://www.acorndomains.co.uk/threads/url.146020/

    Paid £6,000 for it a few years ago, but once you start these auctions, you can't really back out...
    Someone is going to get a good deal - that's for sure!