At FON Labs we built FON Get Simple or, that like Tinyurl allows you to make a long URL into a short address, but makes it also easy to remember, since you can choose your own address like (while tinyurl used to give you meaningless characters as an address). Recently Tinyurl released the same feature, allowing their users to choose a “custom alias” for their links. I guess we’re even.

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Carlos Andrade on July 10, 2008  · 

All sort of “url shortening web sites” allow that. See or All of them with better APIs than
You all copy yourselfs would be more accurate. 🙂

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Timo Heuer on July 10, 2008  · 

I still keep using 🙂

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Raul on July 10, 2008  · 

You could still be one step ahead of them by allowing the ability to edit where the URL points to, a very useful feature. So you can create and change where it points to in the future, or fix it if you have made a mistake. Very easy to implement by just adding a custom pw. field. Cheers.

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Martin Varsavsky on July 14, 2008  · 

Thanks Raul

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David Stone on August 12, 2008  · 

We’ve got a few easter eggs on that allow us to have more namespace (as such).. a free url to anyone who finds one 😉

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