Bing Joins The Battle Of Short URLs!

We have already told you how url shorteners have become very important after the advent of microblogging and how Google and Facebook announced their respective url shorteners on the very same day. As if all this heat was not enough, has now joined the Battle of URL Shorteners, although unofficially yet. And is the name!


On hitting in the address bar of your browser, you will be simply redirected to the homepage. Now we have two reasons to believe that Bing will soon launch it’s very own URL Shortening service:

First, the non-availability of the domain and it’s getting redirected to the is a reason in itself that proves the launch of a URL Shortening service from Bing.

Second, This tweet from the official twitter account of Bing Travel. The tweet says:

New security regs not your favorite? At least your luggage will be taken care of:

Just notice the URL. So we are sure, it is coming and we are keeping our fingers crossed for the official release and public use.

4 Responses to “Bing Joins The Battle Of Short URLs!”

  1. January 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    its utterly useless.. it has more characters than

  2. Arpit
    January 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    But their short URL seems too long!

  3. Debjit
    January 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    @furobiker and @arpit: I totally agree with you, It could have been something like or (the .ng domain is a top-level domain for Nigeria)

  4. January 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    sure but u didnt had that angle in the story anywhere

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