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    Talking I won h3n.org, now what features should it have?

    Yeah! I finally won the h3n.org auction and I want to go to work on it right away. I am going to turn it into a short url site.

    The market for short url sites is pretty saturated. There are thousands and thousands of them already out there and not a lot of them actually get a lot of traffic. I need to come up with some ideas on how I can make mine different and build traffic to it.

    Some features I have in mind:
    • quick short url with no registeration required
    • url will look like h3n.org/xxx
    • each link created will have the option for public stats
    • user registeration to view private stats on each link of your visitors
    • easy to use API


    I really want to make a solid API so I can attract other sites to my service. I might even use it on TwtAd (or have the option to have your links turned into h3n.org short urls). TinyURL has a decent API, but not much documentation on it and a lot of the Twitter short URL sites don't have much on their either.

    Right now I have the nameservers changing over, but I plan to start getting a design in the works ASAP. I will open a logo contest up here and probably on DP. Obviously I want an awesome hen mascot

    What do you guys think I should in development/design of the site?

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    This looks like a great idea! Though, are you sure there weren't any free available 3char domains left in the .org section? Or any dropped ones?

    Well maybe there weren't, and now that you have this domain it's better you use this one ofcourse.

    Some cool things you could do:

    • Make a deal with Twitter to also use your website when long URL's are posted.
    • Try something like Anonym.To, users can add a little bit of javascript to their website and all outgoing links are automatic de-referred.
    • A 'get-money-by-using-our-service' would be cool, not that it is a must, but it's possible that you can make money by using your website for URL's (See: Linkbucks.com - Make money when people leave your website! )
    • Make sure the http://h3n.org/prn link, can be totally viewed (the url behind that shortened URL) can be viewed by FE. doing http://preview.hrn3.org/prn, this is a usefull tool TinyURL has.

    About the features you mentioned:

    • Looks good, that's what we want.. a bit like TinyURL.Com
    • The shorter the better! (But please give an optional option to use tags)
    • I'm ok with that.
    • I'm mostly using such a services to shorten my url, not to track visitors but it could be usefull for your TwtAd service.
    • Okidoki!


    About the template, please don't make it a very difficult template, I always like the 'quick use' interface. Like PRcheck.nl - Check je pagerank! has.

    Hopefully I've helped you a bit


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    Though, are you sure there weren't any free available 3char domains left in the .org section? Or any dropped ones?

    Well maybe there weren't, and now that you have this domain it's better you use this one ofcourse.
    Only a couple thousand .orgs and a couple thousand .nets are still available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Only a couple thousand .orgs and a couple thousand .nets are still available.
    Either way, h3n.org is decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    Only a couple thousand .orgs and a couple thousand .nets are still available.
    r u sure that 3 char. domain stilll availabel.

    let me know if u know any one (via pm) :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakki View Post
    r u sure that 3 char. domain stilll availabel.

    let me know if u know any one (via pm) :P
    Posted a script if your interested in finding your own. The thread can be found here

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    I was thinking about bidding on this.. congrats on the win

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    Quote Originally Posted by strat View Post
    I was thinking about bidding on this.. congrats on the win
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    So, back on topic, what do you want from a short url service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakki View Post
    r u sure that 3 char. domain stilll availabel.

    let me know if u know any one (via pm) :P
    Yes I'm sure, at least .org's there are plenty available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickycarrots View Post
    Thanks
    So, back on topic, what do you want from a short url service?
    No comments about my reply? I put a lot of work in it.. I had to think


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