Facebook To Charge For Vanity URLs?

Filed as News on April 23, 2009 1:31 pm

AllFacebook noticed a poll asking users if they would pay for a vanity URL on the service. Some select few have already gotten vanity URLs, like AllFacebook for one (facebook.com/allfacebook – compare to your own profile URL), but it is no a feature open to the public.

What would it mean if Facebook started charging for vanity URLs? Well, first of all we’d have a rush for important keywords, like “hockey”, “books”, “games” and so on. It would basically be the hunt for great domain names all over again. And why shouldn’t Facebook move on this? Why indeed.

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  1. By Andy Merrett posted on April 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm
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    Guess it’ll work for brands and such. I wouldn’t pay for an address, I just set up a /facebook redirect on my personal domain name.

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  2. By Bee posted on April 24, 2009 at 7:20 am
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    at least myspace doesn’t charge

    Too funny to let it go!

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