Longest URL Generated Using A URL Shortening Service

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Longest URL Generated Using A URL Shortening Service

United States Luke Cooper-Martin

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Rockville, Maryland, United States / September 28, 2009

Luke Cooper-Martin used a URL shortening website to create a URL 235 characters in length.

The URL is as follows: [http://doiop.com/123456789101112131415161718192021222
32425262728293031323334353637383940414243444512312321
32313123123213213123213123123131313213123123123123123
21313123131313131331463464356356356245635626268528358
][]

[http://doiop.com/123456789101112131415161718192021222
32425262728293031323334353637383940414243444512312321
32313123123213213123213123123131313213123123123123123
21313123131313131331463464356356356245635626268528358
]: http://doiop.com/12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444512312321323131231232132131232131231231313132131231231231231232131312313131313133146346435635635624563562626852835848235390453534534534534

- the URL must lead to a working website
- URL must be created using a website designed to shorten URLs
- the 'http://" is included in the character count of the URL 
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  • response to previous attempt United States Zachary Reidell

    Zachary Reidell

    That would probably cause a dns error or something. There's a limit for a lot of browsers. http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/misc/urllength.html

  • response to previous attempt

    I'm not sure how this record attempt was admitted, since as far as I can tell, there's no proof that the URL leads to a working website. I am positive, however, that the URL does not in fact work. Beyond a certain threshold number of characters, the URL shortening service(s) [I tried a handful, all to the same result] will claim to succeed in creating the URL, but will produce an error message (regardless of browser or whatnot used) and fail to successfully direct to the website. Note that the 389-character entry was denied. 1) This record attempt doesn't meet criteria, and should be handled accordingly 2) Would probably be a good idea to add explicitly to the criteria that the full URL should be included in the info submitted

  • response to previous attempt

    I'm not sure how this record attempt was admitted, since as far as I can tell, there's no proof that the URL leads to a working website. I am positive, however, that the URL does not in fact work. Beyond a certain threshold number of characters, the URL shortening service(s) [I tried a handful, all to the same result] will claim to succeed in creating the URL, but will produce an error message (regardless of browser or whatnot used) and fail to successfully direct to the website. Note that the 389-character entry was denied. 1) This record attempt doesn't meet criteria, and should be handled accordingly 2) Would probably be a good idea to add explicitly to the criteria that the full URL should be included in the info submitted

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