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

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Sun Feb 20 14:08:59 UTC 2022

I’ve been *trying* to use a domain name with a fada (accent) in it both to send a receive email.
It has NOT been going well:


So the likelihood of this emoji thing working with email is about slim to none

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Date: Friday, 18 February 2022 at 15:17
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Subject: [At-Large] Opera now lets you ditch boring web links and use emojis instead

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


"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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