In General

Taking the Dots out of Del.icio.Us

When I first heard of the service, I always wondered what kind of a guy would come up with a difficult to remember URL like this one. I tried remembering but would go nuts trying to figure out where the dots went in. I would, even now, type in ‘delicious’ into the addressbar and then put in the dots to get this del.icio.us.

When everyone was trying to get shorter and easier to remember domain names (and even willing to pay a big premium for them), here came something out of the ordinary. What really got my goat what how famous this site became inspite of the not-so-easy domain.

Now that Yahoo has bought over the service, they also seem to have forked extra dough to buy www.delicious.com domain. Makes lotsa sense to me. Phew!