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Very very short domain names
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:07:03 PM »

Iím wondering where I can get an extremely short domain name that is very cheap. Can be anything at all otherwise, itís just a finger-saver, instead if having to type in IPv4 addresses by hand all the time.

A while back I registered csw.me.uk for just exactly this reason, and itís been great, saves a lot of typing and mistyping of IP addresses. Thatís been very successful, I wondered if I could get anything even shorter and similarly for no money per annum?
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 04:40:37 PM »

Hi

Good luck getting a domain for free and keeping it free per annum

If you donít want to spend monies, create sub domains 1. 2. etc...

You could also try to buy .uk if available of your current domain

Please remember if cheap to buy it may not be on next renewal

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John
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 04:44:45 PM »

Hi

Sorry there is 1 more thing which you could do for free, if you use your own dns local server or your firebrick does domain static, and then create your own domain 1.m 2.m etc where 1.m = modem 1 etc...

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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 05:41:44 PM »

Actually, thatís a point, I already do create domain names defined in the firebrick, but my web browser doesnít like single-label domain names or anything that doesnít look like the usual 2nld.tld pattern. "No money" means around £5 per annum.

I was looking around today, and itís just amazing, the pressure there is on the domain name space nowadays, even the new tlds which look rather naff are in such demand that loads of very short labels have been taken. If you want an incredibly short name itís a matter of finding the right tld which doesnít cost the earth and which is still sparse. RevK the boss of AA uses some .gg domain names himeself, With incredibly short labels -  I remember him blogging about it.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 05:51:12 PM by Weaver »
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 06:04:41 PM »

Hi

If your browser can view ao.com (which I think it would be able to) then you could domain static st firewall m1.com m2.com perhaps even m1.co etc...

Also, Iíve never known nothing is £5. Everyone I know understands nothing is free or £0.

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John
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2020, 01:06:22 PM »

You could use a URL shortening service like Bitly or TinyURL.
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2020, 04:18:17 PM »

It annoys me no end that Chrome based browsers always default to search when typing in a hostname with the .lan domain, when they work fine in Firefox.

I believe you can disable search from the URL bar so it ALWAYS tried to load it as a URL, but I imagine that's not what you want either as it then makes searching more awkward.

I wonder if there is some way to add .lan as a known domain to Chrome so it ALWAYS treats those as URLs?  Although from your past comments of wanting secure certificates on everything, that probably wont work either.
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 11:36:46 PM »

Why not create a web page on your your iPad with links to all the common ones you need and make that your home page? Two clicks and no typing!
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 11:43:48 PM »

Ah. I didnít know that I could do that. If I save a text file full of html, then I would have to indicate its location to iOS Safari somehow. Iíll dig around a bit. I have already done the first part and then got stuck because I donít have a url for the file in question.
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 09:26:13 AM »

On Windows if the file name ends html and you create a shortcut to the file it will automatically open in the default browser. Then when the page is open make current page the home page. Can you do something similar?
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 04:01:46 PM »

@jelv Itís so easy in windows, but the equivalent simple obvious actions or methods donít seem to exist in iPadOS / iOS and Safari and the shell UI. Or else I just canít see them or find them.
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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 04:06:57 PM »

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Re: Very very short domain names
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 07:13:35 PM »

Ah. I use Shortcuts all the time, Iíve written massive shortcuts programs, 450 actions in one for example. Iím sure Shortcuts could do this; I have used a Shortcuts verb/action that can take html text and display it as a web page. I used it to get Safari fired up to display richly formatted text as the Shortcuts framework has extremely poor text io capabilities, which for some amazing reason got much worse in a recent annual release. Iíll just have to dig in my massive library of routines 100+ routines. I think that youíve solved it. Running a shortcuts routine to display a fixed webpage will achieve what I need.
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