Longest URL Generated Using A URL Shortening Service

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Longest URL Generated Using A URL Shortening Service

United States Zak Holder

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Searcy, Arkansas, United States / December 15, 2009

Zak Holder used a URL shortening website to create a URL 259 characters in length.

Holder exhibited the record as part of The NSFW Show’s world record webisode. The webisode featured eight new URDB records.

The URL is as follows:
http://doiop.com/nsfwshowisthemostawesomeshowto
everbeonthetwitnetworkandihopeitlastsalongtimebecause
thehostsareawesomeandfriendlyandtheshowisentertaining
withamazingsponserslikefordsyncwhichwillchangetheworld
ofdrivingjustlikehenryforddidalmost111yearsagoin1899

- 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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