Shortened Barack Obama links to The Sun, Guardian

A quick visit brings up the front page of British tabloid The Sun.

Sun from Obama

That web address is what calls a “custom alias.” It works great when I wan to tell someone where to find my Google profile: That’s much easior to remember than, or a cryptic address that most URL-shortening services produce.

But you don’t have to be the new president to create a shortened address that contains “Barack” or “Obama.” points to a November blog post on about efforts to trademark the then-president-elect’s name: Barack articleAnd here are some other shortened URLs that contain the president’s name, along with the pages they point to. did not make the list because terminated the address. TinyURL says the address was “used by its creator in violation of our terms of use.”

Thank you to for expanding all of the shortened web addresses mentioned in this post.