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GoDaddy’s URL Shortener Launches

September 6, 2010Domain Services, Domaining, Domainnamewire, godaddy link shortener, url shortener, x.coComments Off on GoDaddy’s URL Shortener Launches officially launches.

A couple months ago I wrote about how GoDaddy had snagged with plans to use it as a URL shortener. Late last week I noticed that @Godaddy was using in its tweets; and now the service is officially open to all. has a lot of the features you’ll find in most URL shorteners, such as robust analytics. You can easily create an link by pasting a longer URL in at

GoDaddy has been pushing .co domains and will help give it visibility. At the bottom of the page is a search box to get your own .co domain.

Speaking of which, rather than use for link shortening you should think about creating your own. .Co is a great domain to register for a link shortener because there are still plenty of short ones available. Right now I use as a link shortener, but I also own, which is even shorter.

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