free URL shorteners

Free URL shortening services

Long URLs are hard to remember, look ugly and sometimes are simply too long to fit in the field. That's when you have to use an URL shortener. These free to use online services are very often on very short domain names, so the complete URL might be even shorter than your domain name only. The final shorter link will not be only visually more appealing, easier to remember, but quite often you'll also get a click tracking stats.

And yes, the goo.gl shortener is discontinued (I do get this question occasionally via email). Google announced that the links will continue to work, but you can no longer create new links. But no worries, there are many options to choose from.

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Best ULR Shorteners:

Ai6.net
free anonymous link shortener. Comments: 1
Bit.ly
Bit.lyone of the oldest and very popular shortener. Comments 
Cutit.org
another URL shortening service with option to password protect the link and set an expiry date. Comments 
Cutt.ly
free URL shortener with real-time detailed statistics. Comments 
DotTK
get full domain name yourname.tk in exchange of banner on your page. Popular words are reserved for paying customers. Comes with email forwarding too. Comments 
Iproxie
take a long URLs and squeezes them into fewer characters to make a link that is easier to share. Comments 
Is.gd
a free service for shortening web addresses and other URLs. Comments 
IsCool
You can choose from three domains for your shortener: you.isCool.net, you.areCool.net or you.isFun.net. Comments 
Rebrand.ly
free account offers up to 500 URLs. Comments 
Shorturl.at
simple shortener, no need to create account, stats. Comments 
Tiny.cc
Tiny.ccurl shortener with optional stats. Comments 
Tinyurl.com
another online service to short your long URLs that will not break and never expires. Comments 
U.to
shorten any link to the minimum length. Comments 


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