Shorter URLs for

Reed Loden set up as a redirect for Bugzilla bugs and searches. Examples:

8 Responses to “Shorter URLs for”

  1. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    The second example doesn’t work in Safari, but I think that’s a bug in Safari.

  2. bill gianopoulos Says:

    So yes these are shorter, but we are supposed to be trusting these domains registered n Laos because?

  3. Dan Says:

    This is mildly cute, but slower over the network than setting up two keyword search bookmarks:

  4. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    Yeah, this is more useful for IRC and Twitter links (where space is constrained) than as as typing shortcut.

  5. reed Says:


    It’s just for fun, and as Jesse said, it’s a quick way to do some bmo searches. Sure, I guess somebody could use DNS hijacking to make them go somewhere else, but the same thing could happen to URLs, too.

  6. Max Kanat-Alexander Says:

    That is really neat! :-)


  7. glandium Says:

    It’s neat, but a bit sad that it is called “”… Check out the number of bugzillas that are *not* mozilla’s

  8. reed Says:


    I wanted, but it’s taken already… I did get and, too, but I haven’t decided what to do with them yet. Oh well.