Today, July 18, 2011, Google has announced on their blog that they have released their new URL shortener, G.CO, a new URL shortcut that will only link to official Google products and services. “We’ll only use g.co to send you to webpages that are owned by Google, and only we can create g.co shortcuts,” Google VP of Consumer Marketing Gary Briggs said on Google’s Official Blog.
In 2009, they had released goo.gl, which can be used for any webpage URL on the internet. Having official Google links separated from others, will help eliminate confusion for loyal Google followers.
However, Google is not the first large company to use .co for their official short URLs. Twitter owns t.co, and has been using it since last year.
Who do you think should buy the next letter in the .CO alphabet? Let us know your thoughts…
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