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This article was published on July 5, 2016

    Nobody will click your links ever again with this shady URL shortener

    Nobody will click your links ever again with this shady URL shortener
    Juan Buis
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    Juan Buis

    Digital Culture Reporter

    Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here. Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here.

    There are a lot of reasons to use URL shorteners – not a single one of them is to look like you’re joining ISIS.

    It’s not the first way to get the FBI on your heels for your search history, but it’s definitely the most creative. With URLify you can now make sure nobody will ever click your links again, thanks to beautiful word arrangements like

    http://6h2.xyz/twink_brck_crippled-children_alzk_white_p0wer_download

    and

    http://6h2.xyz/necro_jfoqwjefqq_cheap-krokodil_ygszz_isis-dark-net_view

    If it’s not the .xyz domain putting people off, then it might very well be phrases like ‘heroin playtime’ or ‘tentacle fun’.

    Have fun messing around with your URLs, but when you’re in custody please don’t tell them you heard it from us.