Background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: BL.INK is a link management platform that enables businesses to “link smarter” by creating custom-branded short links using real words in order to elevate their brand identity and increase customer engagement and trust wherever they engage online. Research shows that short links using real words are more memorable, more meaningful, and – most importantly – are the link form most likely to get more clicks. Enterprises need a flexible, scalable, secure platform that emphasizes collaboration, communication, and content curation over traditional link sharing applications.
BLINK is an acronym for "Better Links into Knowledge" which refers to how the service encourages users to create & share better links via easy-to-say short links using real words. The business model is based on a fee structure for each user created, with discounts available on bulk purchases and subscription plans. For example, an individual may pay $5 per month and create up to 100 links on BLINK's DNS (much less than the $1/link cost of Bitly), while enterprise accounts might pay $25 per month and create unlimited links on their own private servers.
BLINK was founded by three friends who wanted to be able to link using meaningful phrases as verbs such as "GoLearn" or "Tryit." Tyler Lohr was selling T-shirts online when he had the idea that turned into BLINK: He wanted a way for all his followers to use easy-to-follow links such as "GoBuyIt" or "TryThemOn," but was frustrated by the lack of available options. He and two friends, Doug Van Horn and Michael Smith, created BLINK to offer a simple way to create memorable links with real words that could be used across various social media channels and websites without any tech skills required.
BL.INK comes in three different plans: *Individual: $5/mo for up to 100 links on .link DNS (which costs about 1 cent per link)
*Small Business: $25/mo for unlimited links on your own private servers
*Enterprise: custom pricing for large corporations requiring multiple users & security features, including GDPR compliance
and multi-region data centers
The individual plan allows for 100 custom shortlinks (with real words) to be created and managed.
The small business plan gives access to unlimited private branded short URL domains for up to 10 users. Additional features include: security, GDPR compliance, multi-region data centers and SSL support.
Enterprise accounts are custom-priced plans for larger businesses with multiple users and complex needs such as large volume URL domains and GDPR compliance requirements. 
BLINK... *...doesn't require any coding or tech skills *...creates better links using real words that get more clicks than traditional shortlinks such as goo.gl or bitly *...is available on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones *...is accessible everywhere with an Internet connection - via desktop & laptop computers or mobile apps on iPhone or Android devices.
BLINK's DNS is available at .link
Each BLINK shortlink will automatically redirect to the destination page after 5 seconds. This eliminates any broken links due to typing errors, as well as link hijacking by malicious actors. Using real words in the shortlinks also makes it much easier for followers to remember what they are intended to go to since they intuitively make sense (unlike traditional bitly/goo.gl URLs).
The service requires users to create a username, set up a password and enter an email address prior account creation. Users then have the ability to create a personalized short URL that iand share on social media. The service allows users to track the number of clicks their links have received.
BLINK launched on April 26, 2016 as a free beta with 250 signups initially. On February 12, 2017, BLINK announced its rollout plans for subscription pricing after having gained 10k+ users in the first year of business.
BL.INK is an online tool that allows users to create their own personalized, easy-to-remember shortlinks using real words. It also offers analytics on the number of clicks generated by each link.
As with other URL management services such as Bitly or Goo.gl, BLINK creates shortlinks that can be embedded into social media posts and messages, allowing users to track how many people have clicked on them. What separates BLINK from its competitors is that it draws attention to brand building through the use of phrases instead of just "http" and a random generated string of characters." The service uses real words in order to make it easier for followers to remember what they are intended to go to since they intuitively make sense. Using real words in the shortlinks also makes it much easier for followers to remember what they are intended to go to since they intuitively make sense (unlike traditional bitly/goo.gl URLs). BLINK's DNS is available at .link, and each short link automatically redirects to the destination page after 5 seconds. This eliminates any broken links due to typing errors, as well as link hijacking by malicious actors.
BLINK also allows users to add links on their own website or blog and manage them from one place. The service does not require any coding or technical skills, and is available on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones through a browser-based Web app and downloadable mobile apps. It can be accessed everywhere with an Internet connection.
Research shows that short links using real words are more memorable, more meaningful, and – most importantly – are the link form most likely to get more clicks. Traditional URL shortening services such as bitly (which powers goo.gl) remove valuable information from URLs by replacing spaces with special characters like "%20"(space) or "-" (dash). Words in the new BLINK shortlinks do
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