This weekend I created two new websites:
The first lets you turn an ordinary URL into one like:
The second creates URLs like this: http://IlIIl.com/IllIlIIIIlllIlIIIlllIlIIIlllIIIIIIlllIlIIIlIllllIIlIllllIllIIlIlIllIlllIIIlIlllIIlllIlllIllIlIIlIllIlIllIllIlIIlIlllIIIIIllIIlIlIllIIlIIIllIlIIlIllIIIIlIIlIlllIIllIllllIlllIIlIIllIIlllIIlIllllIlllIlllIllIlIIlIllIlIllIllIlIIlIIlIllllIlIIIIlIIllIIIIlIlllIIlIIllIIIllIllIllllIllIIlIIIllIIlIl
I got my idea from http://hugeurl.com, which I found by way of http://robertmaldon.blogspot.com/2009/05/stop-short-url-rot-use-hugeurl.html, but I didn't like that the URLs it creates are completely meaningless. Initially, I wanted to but binaryurl.com and barcodeurl.com, but both these domains were purchased and parked. Then I got the idea for the domain names themselves to be binary and barcode. In the end, I'm much happier with the domains I purchased.
The URL lengthener sites will probably never be as popular the the URL shorteners, but it's fun to offer something different.