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Vanity URLs Going Fast at Facebook

by David Brooks | 16.06.2009
facebook logoFacebook officially began registrations of the URLs on Saturday (June 13th), allowing users to associate their profiles with URLs containing the username of their choice in addition to the standard numbers-based URL.

Figures from the website show that 500,000 people had registered a vanity URL within 15 minutes of the launch, with this figure rising to more than one million within an hour and three million after 12 hours.

The vanity URLs are also available for those with Facebook Pages, although those who registered a Page after May 31st or a normal profile after June 9th might not be able to sign up for a username straight away due to protocols created to ward off cybersquatters….read the rest at IAB