Let’s end up with a enjoyable one, we could? James Williams got down to discover the shortest URLs on the web. Are you able to guess what they’re?
When you’re considering Google’s
g.co or Fb’s
m.me, you’re shut however no cigar. How do you get shorter than that? James says, “there’s nothing stopping TLD registry operators serving A information on the apexes of their TLD zones. For instance, if Verisign (the operator of the com TLD registry) wished, they might add an A file on the apex of the
com TLD zone –
com would then resolve to that IP, and your browser would connect with that IP whenever you visited
With that information in hand, James scanned the interwebs to see if any registry operators truly do that. And the reply is: sure
One instance, when you go to
http://ai you’ll hit a retro touchdown web page for “Offshore Data Companies”, who preserve the
.ai TLD. Loopy, huh.