I needed to get some business cards, and the usual thing is to use QR codes that have a tiny URL name, that then redirect to your real web site. Easy, right?
Well most people use ‘public’ servers like bit.ly & friends. In china many people I do business with use 1688.com . But this got me thinking, 1688 is a FOUR letter domain, unlike any of the three letter ones that seem to be more common. I know all the one, two and three letter domains are all gone, but are there any four letter domains?
Turns, out YES there are.
I used this site:
And I was able to hammer though their UI, and find one, and register it with my usual registrar.
*This isn’t an AD, I’m not being paid to say any of this. I was more so surprised that I could not only find a four letter domain, but it’s the initials of my wife’s business.
The best part is that I could use YOURLS, a free PHP+Mysql app to quickly and easily manage the redirects.