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This article was published on December 22, 2008


    Create Short URL’s with Your Own Domain Name

    Create Short URL’s with Your Own Domain Name
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    shorty-logoYou have probably noticed a rapid influx of URL shortening services over the last year – from bit.ly to tinyURL and literally 50+ more. Well now you can create your own.

    Shorty is a simple tool which provides a tinyURL-like service for your own domain. So, you can have a URL like yourdomain.com/keyword and redirect to any URL on the web. What’s great is that it’s a piece of cake to set up and you can even track how many times each of your short URLs has been used.

    5ThirtyOne gives a great run down of how to install the tool, and the wonderful MakeUseOf blog have an in depth review of the app too.

    **Update**

    Robin Waulters of Plugg and Techcrunch has just recommended a service in the comments below which I hadn’t yet heard of.

    The service is called Hover and by the looks of it, it offers a slicker and hosted service which you can also use your own domain for!

    Thanks Robin.

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