Why we use "Branded Short Domains (BSD)" for our Blogs?


(Pradeep Kumar) #1

These are the list of “Branded Short Domains (BSD)” we use for our Slashsquare blogs/brands:

  1. HellBound Bloggers (HBB) - https://hbb.me
  2. MoviesDrop - https://movie.sc
  3. DeviceBAR - https://device.is
  4. FoodGravy - https://food.gy
  5. BookWritten - https://book.tf
  6. Photovity - https://photo.yt
  7. GameThem - https://game.gy
  8. MusicBooze - https://music.bi
  9. Pradeep Kumar - https://pradee.ps
  10. Slashsquare - https://ssq.re

And 5 more upcoming brands also have similar short domains…

But, why am I using these?

I’m not exactly obsessed with Short URLs, but I somewhat feel that they make our links short yet still represents our brand name.

This is the Original URL:


This is short, of course, but, what about this?


But, how come these are useful? You can take these examples…


We are using Bitly for our short links so we can track the analytics here as well.

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You can also mention such short URLs on images & videos, it’ll be easy for the viewers to type them in the browser.

And yes… Facebook, how can I forget… you know that if we post an update with fewer characters our status update font will be larger? For example, like this. :wink:

It attracts more people since the font is larger. Interesting trick, I guess?

Any other use for Short URLs?

I recently purchased CloudApp, and I configured a short URL (http://s.pradee.ps) for the screenshots.

So, whenever I take any screenshots using this app, I get this short URL automatically generated for each screenshot link.

This is the short URL generated for the screenshot: http://s.pradee.ps/oBlW

Cool, right?

Like this, there are plenty of uses, you just have to be creative. You can shorten your affiliate links using this and share on platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. But, please, don’t spam.

Any guidelines for registering “Branded Short Domains”?

First and foremost, don’t invest much. You can check our “Domain Discounts” tag section.

You can check out domain registrars like GoDaddy, 101Domain, and Name.com for this, they have plenty of ccTLDs (country code top-level domain).

Next, make sure it represents your brand, somehow.

  • Take “FoodGravy” for example, we got the short URL ‘food.gy,’ so here, ‘Food’ is our niche and “.gy” represents “Gravy” somehow, right? That ‘G’ and ‘y’?

  • Take “HellBound Bloggers” for example, we fondly call it as “HBB,” so we picked “hbb.me.” As simple as that.

  • The last example, for “MoviesDrop”, we picked “movie.sc”, because in one way or another, when you see the domain, you can see “movies” right? With “.s”?

That’s all. But, most importantly, you should like the short domain URL and it should present your brand/niche, that’s all. Best wishes. If you have any queries, let us know. :slight_smile:

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(Sai Krishna) #2

nice thought in fact was easy and apply it soon. present using google short url

(Nithin.Sai) #3

How do you get it indexed by Google bro?

(Pradeep Kumar) #4

We don’t need to index them bro… not really necessary. :slight_smile:

(Anurag Sharan) #5

How much did it cost to get movie.sc and food.gy?

(Pradeep Kumar) #6

Should be around $100 for .sc and $50 for .gy bro… the price varies for different registrars. :slight_smile: