Google purchased the domain YT.be for a shorter URL for its YouTube property, according to reports.
While there has been no price for the domain, Google is likely using the URL shortener to lessen the number of characters, according to The Next Web. Its previous domain Youtube has been used as a shortened link on Twitter, but the new domain cuts the number of characters by two -- not something to be scoffed at when one only has a 140-character limit.
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