List of URL Shortening Sites

I’ve been compiling this list of URL shortening services for some time now, for use in one of my projects, and thought it might help developers who need it for their own work (or VCs who seek to place a couple $mil on one)

Anyway, here are the 74 82 (thanks commentors!) sites I got so far. If you use Ruby, just stick %w{ } around it and you’ve got an array. If you own one of these sites, put “Twitter-compatible” on your homepage, who knows ;):

adjix.com b23.ru bit.ly budurl.com canurl.com cli.gs decenturl.com dolop.com dwarfurl.com easyurl.net elfurl.com ff.im fire.to flq.us freak.to fuseurl.com g02.me go2.me idek.net is.gd ix.lt kissa.be kl.am korta.nu krunchd.com ln-s.net loopt.us memurl.com miklos.dk moourl.com myurl.in nanoref.com notlong.com ow.ly ping.fm piurl.com poprl.com qicute.com qurlyq.com reallytinyurl.com redirx.com rubyurl.com rurl.org shorl.com short.ie shorterlink.com shortlinks.co.uk shorturl.com shout.to shrinkurl.us shurl.net shw.me simurl.com smallr.com snipr.com snipurl.com snurl.com starturl.com surl.co.uk tighturl.com tinylink.com tinypic.com tinyurl.com tinyvh.com tr.im traceurl.com twurl.nl u.mavrev.com ur1.ca url-press.com url.ie url9.com urlcut.com urlhawk.com urli.ca urlpass.com urlx.ie xaddr.com xrl.us yep.it yuarel.com yweb.com zurl.ws

UPDATE: I moved the list to listable.org, per Karan’s suggestion, which allows easily exporting the date to SQL, JSON or text. Future updates will all be there: http://www.listable.org/show/url-shortening-sites

UPDATE #2: As a result of this post I ended up building a URL unshortening service, which I now think might actually have some uses. More here.

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21 thoughts on “List of URL Shortening Sites

  1. I have a 4 letter domain, but am not a programmer. Does anyone have some simple code that will allow me to provide a short URL feature to others for free?

    Reply
  2. (as mentioned on HN):

    Why don’t you make a list on listable.org? It’ll automatically organize the list into more useful data formats.

    Reply
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