Now Short.io provides a new generic domain for testing purposes – .short.gy. Previous .shortcm.li domains were generated based on a customer's email address; short.gy domains will be formed in alphabetical and numerous order. For example, 34.short.gy or g.short.gy.
Advantages of a new test domain
- Domain is shorter. A subdomain is generated based on a sequence, not an email address. That saves characters. Instead of myemail.shortcm.li, customers get 87.short.gy.
- Domain is safer. There were cases when some Short.io users registered an email like "email@example.com." As a result, a generic domain was "paymentpaypal.shortcm.li", which confused Internet users. After that, the customer was banned. To avoid such cases, a sequence order is the right solution.
- Domain is more flexible. Shortcm.li domains are compromised by spammers; that's why they were blocked by all social networks and email providers. Short.gy domains can be used in social media and for email marketing.
Important: Changing a test domain is not available. Customers who are signed up to Short.io with a corporate email can request a shortcm.li domain with a custom subdomain.
What did you learn?
- test domains
- generis domains
- test link shortening
- how to test URL shortener