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My previous posting was answered then closed?  Why?

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If there is a good reason, why tell me to exclude it??

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Just to put this into context, there are currently a plethora of redirects via this domain, that lead to both malicious files, and malicious domains. As such, it's advised to exclude it if you wish to access it despite this.

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OK, now I understand.

I wouldn't click on any shortcut link either, whether rebrand.ly, bit.ly, even goo.gl, etc.  On my desktop, I used to use an extension that expanded the link for viewing, but since that won't run on Android, I decided to break that habit entirely.

My own short links are OK,  they are branded with my own domain to stand behind them, and rebrand.ly permits the use of https via Cloudflare.

I also checked rebrand.ly on virustotal.com, with fewer bad reports than above

https://virustotal.com/en/url/0589680efb7bb94df25671f8c77611fa4022870797fe8243a23fa40bd020c96d/analysis/

which lists only 2 of 65 total with malicious reports, Dr.Web and Trustwave.

Note that virustotal.com also lists 1 of 66 malicious report for goo.gl

https://virustotal.com/en/url/21f8b60c2acbeb555e302df332fcccf6047eec8882ed892e0dacab9fe70c996a/analysis/

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9 hours ago, MysteryFCM said:

You're looking at the wrong one ;) Start here for examples;

https://virustotal.com/en/domain/rebrand.ly/information/

Thanks for pointing out this use of virustotal.com.

Indeed, I just tried
https://virustotal.com/en/domain/goo.gl/information/
https://virustotal.com/en/domain/bit.ly/information/
and it seems there are a lot of bad actors that misuse all these services. 

I see that this just emphasizes the importance of branding and using https?

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Branding, yes. HTTPS, not so much (wouldn't make a difference in this case)

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