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t.co for twitter

Just another proof that short URLs have extraordinary value.

t.co screen shot

t.co screen shot {click on the image to zoom in}

Twitter uses the t.co domain as part of a service to protect users from harmful activity, to provide value for the developer ecosystem, and as a quality signal for surfacing relevant, interesting tweets.

With just four characters it is certainly a hit. Though, j.mp and a.ly, both  part of bit.ly, probably a better when it comes to jingling.

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Short link: [Facebook] [Twitter] [Email] Copy - http://links2.me/~XUS2$Q6

8 Responses to “t.co for twitter”

  1. 1
    Marko:

    Twitter to Change Links: They Won’t Count Against the 140 Character Limit http://mashable.com/2010/06/08/twitter-t-co/

    This will probably kill bit.ly. But how will it work on sms then? They will probably use t.co and fit it in the other 20 characters.

  2. 2
    Marko:

    No wonder e.co went from $39k to $81k in the last hour of biddings at Sedo:

    http://www.sedo.com/auction/eco/history/e.co/101343_us_44384_

  3. 3
    Marko:

    Now, the short links are in the order of extra six characters: http://t.co/xxxxxx – making it all 17 chars.

  4. 4
    Marko:

    Now, Twitter wants to trademark all tweeting words: http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/01/twitter-tweet-trademarks/

  5. 5
    Marko:

    Now goDaddy is promoting x.co:

    GoDaddy.com

    Have you noticed those fancy new http://X.CO/ links we’ve been using? Did you know you can use it too? You can, and you can even make your own vanity URLs if you’re logged in. Go check it out, and let me see a show of hands (or a click of that Like button) from everyone who gives it a try.

    If you want to read more about why it’s awesom…e, take a look The Domains’ recent article: http://X.CO/1Rd

  6. 6
    Marko:

    As noted by Michael of thedomains.com:

    The .Co registry just announced today that Godaddy.com has been awarded X.Co.

    This is the 4th single letter .co to be released.

    E.co sold for $81,000 in a charity auction sponsored by the .Co registry.

    Twitter was granted T.Co to use as a shortener.

    OverStock paid $350,000 for O.Co.

    X.Co is already up and running at Godaddy.com.

  7. 7
    Marko:

    Now, people try also to shrink the workds, not only the links: http://twitterative.com/

  8. 8
    Marko:

    GoDaddy is using x.co as its URL shortener as well as for the nameservers on its clients’ sites:

    Nameserver (hostname) 1: x.co
    Nameserver (hostname) 2: y.co

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