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200+ Url Shortener service list alphabetical order

And, as while I preparing content for the earlier post "URL Shortener and comparison", I also had to compute how much URL shortener are out there for the Users despite the giants URL's.., tinyurl,, and,

Though we just call it URL Shortener, shortens the long URL to simple one but its yield is big and long:
consumes less space
simple and
even if it is not used regularly by all in earlier times but social networking sites like Twitter later had marked a need to use it compulsorily beyond our personal need of shortening..,

Purpose of URL Shortener

Less space - In Twitter and some instant messaging services, there is a total character limit to messages and these URL services make it possible to include  a URL as long as it is to a shorten one so that it consumes less space

Avoid URL garbling - Copying a URL that is hundreds of characters long can make the URL garbled. Thus a short URL is more useful to copy from an e-mail message or forum post.

Reading aloud - To accomplish this objective any URL shortening service can be useful. However those which let the user choose the URL are more suited for this task. Some shortening services, such as and, can generate URLs that are human-readable, though the resulting strings are longer than those generated by a length-optimized service.

Manipulating visitors - URL shortening is a special kind of URL redirection, which is sometimes used in pranks, phishing, or affiliate hiding. For example, a TinyURL link could redirect to a well-known shock site. Some of these services (such as the now-defunct have started filtering all shortened links through services like Google Safe Browsing.

Linking to blacklisted domains - Many sites that accept user submitted content block links to certain domains to cut down on spam. Linking to a URL shortener that redirect to a blacklisted domain allows spammers to bypass this restriction. For this reason, known URL redirection services are often themselves added to spam blacklists.


The idea of URL shortening dates to at least 2001.

In 2002 the first notable URL shortening service, TinyURL, was launched, started by Kevin "Gilby" Gilbertson, later its popularity influenced the creation of more similar websites that are simply domain alternatives

TinyURL was Initially Twitter automatically translated long URLs using TinyURL. As of 2009, it uses

In May 2009 .tk, which previously was used to generate memorable domains via URL redirection, launched, which generates very short URLs such as

On 10 August 2009,, a notice shortening service announced that "statistics can no longer be considered reliable, or reliably available going forward" and that they were shuttering the generation of new shortened URLs, but assured existing short URLs would "continue to redirect, and will do so until at least December 31, 2009". A blog post on the site attributed this move to several factors, including the lack of suitable revenue generation mechanisms to cover ongoing hosting and maintenance costs, lack of interest among possible purchasers of the service, and Twitter's default use of the shortener. This blog post also questioned whether other shortening services can successfully monetize URL shortening in the longer term. A few days later, reversed itself on this move, announcing it would resume all operations "going forward, indefinitely, while we continue to consider our options in regards to's future"

On 14 August 2009, WordPress announced the URL shortener for use when referring to any blog post.

In November 2009, shortened links on were accessed 2.1 billion times. Around that time, and TinyURL were the most widely used URL shortening services

In December 2009, the URL shortener TO./ NanoURL was launched by .TO. The service creates a URL address which looks like http://to./xxxx, where xxxx represents a combination of random numbers and letters. NanoURL currently generates the shortest URLs of all URL shortening services, because it is hosted on a top level domain (the one of Tonga). This rare form of URL may cause problems with some browsers, which interpret this as a search term and look it up on a search engine, instead of opening it.

On 14 December 2009, Google announced a service called Google URL Shortener at, which originally was only available for use through Google products (such as Google Toolbar and Feedburner.)It does, however, have two extensions (standard and lite versions) for Google Chrome. Since September 2010 it has become available via a direct interface. On 21 December 2009, Google also announced a service called YouTube URL Shortener,

Though we use few Url Shortener services popular like tiny, and so on.., but evry one is also familiar with lumps of URL shortener are also out there which is used by some or other around net..,

and here - the list of apparently Infinitely supply of URL shorteners all around.., this might help you to pick few more URL Shortener service that will convience you apart from your favorite services..,

URL Shortener services - listed in alphabetical order



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