What shortened URLs are available through s.tk?
It's no big secret that SE sites won't be getting vanity URLs for newly-launched sites. However, the names of the sites are kind of difficult to advertise in meat-space, especially for non-technical sites such as Travel-SE. As somebody on Travel noted, if you try to dictate the domain name, it goes like:
travel dot stackexchange dot com
at which point you are glanced as if you are mentioning a contagious tropical disease, and a question pops:
followed by a five-minute explanation how exactly it's written and spelt.
Stack Exchange sounds too geeky to, well, non-technical persons. It would be much better if I can give them a short URL that they can remember or write down quickly, which would simply redirect to the actual
se-site.stackexchange.com domain name.
For example, for Travel-SE, it might go like
These won't be a substitute for the domain name -- again, they are handy to give out to other people, especially when not on the Internet.