[At-Large] Opera now lets you ditch boring web links and use emojis instead

Dr. Alejandro Pisanty Baruch apisan at unam.mx
Fri Feb 18 20:48:57 UTC 2022


thanks! everybody please look at the SSAC views on this issue.

Alejandro Pisanty

De: At-Large <at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> en nombre de Dev Anand Teelucksingh via At-Large <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
Enviado: viernes, 18 de febrero de 2022 09:16 a. m.
Para: At-Large Worldwide
Asunto: [At-Large] Opera now lets you ditch boring web links and use emojis instead

Hyperbole aside, wonder how (or if) emails could work - Dev Anand


Opera now lets you ditch boring web links and use emojis instead - Blog | Opera News<https://blogs.opera.com/news/2022/02/opera-emoji-links-yat/>
Opera is becoming the first browser to enable emoji-only based web addresses. For the first time in the history of the internet, users will be able to navigate the web by entering solely a string of emojis into the URL bar instead of letters and words.

"Are you ready to take emojis to the next level? How about using emojis for a website address? Our new partnership with Yat is helping make this dream come true, by integrating their emoji system into our browsers on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, as well as in the Opera Crypto Browser Project<https://blogs.opera.com/crypto/2022/01/opera-crypto-browser-project-web3/>. Long story short, you can now access emoji-only-based web addresses and register your unique strings of emojis as your personal domains.

With Opera as the first browser to enable emoji-only based web addresses, we’re bringing a new level of creativity to the internet, letting you navigate the web with strings of emojis as URLs, instead of letters and words.

This is a major shift in the way the internet works, and is sign of the changing times. Thirty-some years ago, the world wide web was first launched to the public, but not much has changed in regards to weblinks, and we still use .com in our URLs. Now though, through this integration with Yat, all you Opera fans can ditch .com, or even words in general, and make your way to websites using emojis. It’s new, it’s easier and certainly a lot more fun.

The emojification of Opera is thanks to Yat<https://emojis.y.at/>, the company that allows you to own personalized strings of emojis. The emoji-centric integration lets you easily find yat pages—unique domains that are generated when you create a yat from a personalized string of emojis...."
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