I was lucky to get hold of a domain name with the Indian top domain .IN. So now I have created my own URL shortener using kull.in and it works exactly like bit.ly but with my domain instead. I created the shortener with Bit.ly Pro and if you want to get your own, please follow this guide. It takes a few days to get approved but once you have it, it’s pretty cool.
Wired: Personal URL shortener
Tired: Facebook vanity URL
Expired: Custom Myspace URL
Over the years, the Swedish web designer Andreas Viklund created a large number of free website templates and WordPress themes. And because most people who use his popular templates link back to his site Andreasviklund.com, it has become one of the very highest ranked sites in Sweden. With Page Rank 9 it is possibly the highest ranked Swedish site ever. According to SEO expert Nikke Lindqvist, about 80 million links from 60,000 domains point to Viklund’s site.
However, due to financial difficulties, Viklund has been forced to sell his domain in a bankruptcy auction. The domain was finally sold today to an unknown bidder for 120,000 USD (plus 25% VAT).
Viklund says in a comment on Lindqvist’s blog that he has had bids for the domain via Flippa.com as high as 220,000 USD but different circumstances made it not possible for the bid to go through.
Yesterday I posted that the domain rokr.se was still available. Today it is gone, registered by a Lukas Marberger.
The domain rokr.com is for sale. Ryan Whitaker happened to own it when Apple decided to name its new mobile phone ROKR. Whether he has struck gold or not remains to be seen. At least Apple owns ipod.com so Jobs et al might have an interest to bag this domain too. It is also interesting to see that the Swedish domain rokr.se is still available (at 14.06 today). How long before it’s gone?
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