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TinyURL adds custom domain feature

TinyURL custom domains
TinyURL is the grandaddy of URL shortening services. Want to take a long URL and squeeze it into an easy to email, tweet, or otherwise share package? Just plop it into TinyURL and the service will spit out a short string of characters you can share with others. But historically those characters have been pretty much meaningless, making TinyURL addresses difficult to remember.

TinyURL recently rolled out the ability to create custom domains. Just type in a word or phrase that you want to associate with the longer URL, and you could get a domain like There's just one catch: If someone's already used the URL, you can't use it. So you might want to use the name of your web site, spouse, or dog sparingly. Otherwise you'll wind up with someting like

[via WebWare]

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