Replace the ro.blox.com share link with the normal Roblox domain

Currently when sharing a link to a game / place using the mobile app, it copies a link like this: https://ro.blox.com/Ebh5?pid=share&is_retargeting=true&af_dp=robloxmobile%3A%2F%2Fnavigation%2Fgame_details%3FgameId%3D1887764487&af_web_dp=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.roblox.com%2Fgames%2F5390239810

This looks extremely sketchy to someone who isn’t familiar with the mobile share link and can cause issues between people. The share link is also unnecessarily long, I don’t see why roblox.com couldn’t have been used in its place.

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I really would like to see this change happen! Most people are unaware that Roblox owns blox.com which leads to confusion when sharing anything from mobile.

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this also isnt a page managed by roblox, it’s a page managed by box (which is a bit like dropbox) :cry:

This probably wouldn’t be any better since it’s not on roblox.com, maybe share.roblox.com or roblox.com/share...

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I think you’re confused, what you quote is definitely a link managed by Roblox. Roblox owns blox.com.

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the problem is, share.roblox.com does exist, but it’s an undocumented endpoint
https://share.roblox.com

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I agree, this makes no sense. For years Roblox has tried to tell everyone that only roblox.com is legitimate. Even with these efforts and even while roblox.com was the only legitimate Roblox domain, a significant number of users have continued to fall victim to scams on other domains impersonating Roblox.

Introducing “creative” endpoints like blox.com (and worse ro.blox.com) makes scam websites attempting to impersonate official Roblox domains look more legitimate.

The introduction of this endpoint occurs to me as a massive judgement error by whoever made that decision, as it undermines (or rather, completely reverses) the official position that roblox.com is the only legitimate Roblox domain.

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Could this be put into consideration? I don’t see why this share domain is used as it doesn’t shorten URLs or have any other reason to exist. As stated in my original post the link does more harm than good as it does not look legitimate.

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