Sunday, September 26, 2010

99 Free URL Shortener Services

Back in June, Twitter announced they would soon be incorporating their own url shortening service, t.co, into their microblogging network. This got me wondering just how many of these url shorteners were out there.

When I first started searching around, my goal was to make a list of 20 url shorteners. That was quickly accomplished, so I raised the bar to 50. That too proved to be a bit myopic, so I kept going. I decided to stop at 99 simply because I figured it would be the coolest sounding number in my blog post title. I'm sure there are plenty more out there, but hopefully you'll find my list sufficient. Some of them are goofy (see icanhaz.com and moourl.com), and some are just unsavory (shadyurl.com and zombieurl.com), but overall, I can see legitimately using all of these services.

One quick note - I was amazed by the turnover in url shortener services. I would estimate that about 30% of the sites I found were either defunct or non-existent. I did not include those sites in this list. As of today, all of these sites are functional.
  1. 1link.in
  2. 3.ly
  3. 6url.com
  4. adjix.com
  5. bacn.me
  6. beam.to
  7. bit.ly
  8. bizz.cc
  9. budurl.com
  10. canurl.com
  11. cli.gs
  12. clockurl.com
  13. decenturl.com
  14. digbig.com
  15. doiop.com
  16. easyurl.net
  17. fire.to
  18. flq.us
  19. fly2.ws
  20. freak.to
  21. freakinghugeurl.com
  22. fur.ly
  23. go2.vg
  24. goo.gl
  25. gop.am
  26. icanhaz.com
  27. is.gd
  28. iwouldhaveboughtyouthis.com
  29. ix.lt
  30. j.mp
  31. krunchd.com
  32. kxk.me
  33. lnk.in
  34. lnks.it
  35. low.cc
  36. makeashorterlink.com
  37. metamark.net
  38. metamark.net
  39. migre.me
  40. minilien.com
  41. moourl.com
  42. myurl.in
  43. ne1.net
  44. nn.nf
  45. notlong.com
  46. nsfw.in
  47. nutshellurl.com
  48. ow.ly
  49. pnt.me
  50. qicute.com
  51. r.im
  52. re.p.ly
  53. redirx.com
  54. rubyurl.com
  55. shadyurl.com
  56. shorl.com
  57. shorturl.com
  58. shout.to
  59. shrinkurl.us
  60. shrten.com
  61. simurl.com
  62. smal.ly
  63. snipurl.com
  64. snurl.com
  65. socuteurl.com
  66. starturl.com
  67. su.pr
  68. surl.co.uk
  69. tighturl.com
  70. tiny.cc
  71. tinyarro.ws
  72. tinyuri.com
  73. Tinyurl.com
  74. traceurl.com
  75. triviurl.com
  76. trunc.it
  77. tubeurl.com
  78. turo.us
  79. tw.itter.me
  80. tweetburner.com
  81. twig.mx
  82. u.n33t.net
  83. url.co.uk
  84. url.fm
  85. url.ie
  86. urlcut.com
  87. urlms.com
  88. urlpass.com
  89. urlshorteningservicefortwitter.com
  90. w3t.org
  91. weburl.me
  92. x.vu
  93. yep.it
  94. yourls.org
  95. yuarel.com
  96. ziprl.com
  97. zombieurl.com
  98. zud.me
  99. zxc9.com
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3 Responses:

Marcus Singh said...

Glad that someone's done the research for me ;) Some of these are pretty new, and I see triviurl.com is giving out short links, which makes them even easier to remember! The only concern is how long these services will be around, and all my shortened URLs become useless.

Emma said...

I recommend www.please-RT.me Not the shortest, but certainly the smartest URL-shortener....

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