Looking for url shortener

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  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I sometimes copy and paste urls or send urls. Short urls would be great.

    What url shorteners are good? Add-ons to Firefox would be nice.:)
     
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    Thanks. Bookmarked.:):thumb:
     
  4. siljaline

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    Tiny URL works: http://tinyurl.com/ but I prefer Google's URL shortening service.
    Note that one must have an active Google account to use that service.

    Regards,
     
  5. J_L

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    x.co, because it's the shortest along with t.co
     
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    "t.co" assumes you use Twitter. Useless outside that ecosystem.
     
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    Which is why I said x.co; t.co was only a comparison because I can't find anything else that short.
     
  9. siljaline

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    It would seem quite a few.
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  10. J_L

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    Do I have to spell out 3 characters or less, including the domain? Length is the main reason for these services in the first place, so that's why I use x.co
     
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    Be aware that the URL shortener must be able to render in the environment in which you desire to use a shortened link.
     
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    Thank you all for the suggestions.:D:thumb:
     
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    Glad to have helped in some small way. The service, whichever one you choose, must render and be allowed in that ecosystem were it would be used.
     
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    Could you kindly explain a bit more? I don't understand what you mean by that.:doubt:
     
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    He means whether you're allowed to post these shortened URLs where you want to. Also, these URL shortening services may not accept some links (like illegal) in their system.
     
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    Oh I see. I'll try to meet both requirements. I'll check the guidelines of the sites I'll use the shortened urls. I'll try not to use the services to shorten illegal links. Thanks for the explanation. :)
     
  19. siljaline

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    ~ See: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2285018 ~

    When I referred to render, the service were you intend on using a shortened URL, such as Twitter, must support by way of code (or) other that permits the shortening to be visible. :blink:

    • Also:
    Read the privacy policy where you plan to use such a shortening service. Some are not allowed for security and other reasons.

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    How would I know if the url shortening service support by way of code of a website like Twitter or that the website permits the shortening to be visible?

    Okay I'll try to do that. :)
     
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    The only way of knowing for sure would be to give it a try. Always try to read the TOS, Terms and so on before you dive into something new, always.

    Regards,

     
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    Ah okay. Thanks for the tip.;)
     
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