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url shortening was a fucking awful idea[1]
url shortening was a fucking awful idea[1]
URL http://urlte.am
Project status Online!
Archiving status In progress...
Project source Old: urlteam-stuff tinyback tinyarchive

New: terroroftinytown-client-grab terroroftinytown

Project tracker http://tracker.archiveteam.org:1337/ (HTTPS)
IRC channel #urlteam
Project lead Unknown

TinyURL, bit.ly and other similar services allow long URLs to be converted to smaller ones on their specific service; the small URL is visited by a consumer and their web browser is redirected to the long URL.

Such services are a ticking timebomb. If they go away, get hacked or sell out millions of links will be lost (see Wikipedia: Link Rot). Archive.org/301Works is acting as an escrow for URL shortener databases, but they rely on URL shorteners to actually give them their databases. Even 301Works founding member bit.ly does not actually share their databases and most other big shorteners don't share theirs either.

301Work cooperation

301works logo.jpg

The fine folks at archive.org have provided us with upload permissions to the 301Works archive: http://www.archive.org/details/301utm. They unfortunately do not want to make them downloadable, but the same data is in our torrents too, just in a different format (we use pipe-delimited, xz-compressed files while 301works uses comma-delimited uncompressed files).

Tools

Terror of Tiny Town

The easiest way to help with scraping is to run the Warrior and select the URLTeam 2 project. You can also run ToTT outside the warrior; to do so, follow the instructions at https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/terroroftinytown-client-grab.

Researching URL Shorteners

Here's what to do when you've come across a new URL shortener that should be archived. At minimum, please follow the first step. Anything beyond that is more helpful. Even if you don't know of any shorteners not on the list, additions, updates or verification of the information in existing shortener entries is very welcome!

  • Add it to the Alive section of this page in alphabetical order and include the current date. Please include whatever information you have, but at the absolute minimum, we need the domain.
    • To add a new shortener to the Alive section, you can follow this template:
|-  
| shortener url || date (YYYY-MM-DD)  
| information you have gathered on the shortener  
  • Check the homepage. Is there a public method to create a shorturl? If so, create one and include it in the entry. If not, note that in the entry.
  • If you were able to create a shorturl, try making a second. Is it sequential? For example, if the first link was foo.bar/dbE4g and the second link is foo.bar/dbE4h (or very close to it), it's probably sequential. If you get foo.bar/dbE4g followed by foo.bar/g4rTh, it's probably random. Note in the entry whether the shorturls are random or sequential.
  • Run curl -I http://url.short/validshortcode and see which HTTP status code is returned. Also note whether it returns the destination in the Location: header. Note both in the entry.
  • Run curl -I http://url.short/invalidshortcode and see which HTTP status code is returned. Note that in the entry.
  • If the above fails, make a note of it in the entry and try using curl -i instead of curl -I
  • Check the homepage, and see if they give a total number of shorturls that their service provides. If so, note that in the entry.
  • There are browser plugins/extensions available to make the requests described above from your browser for those without access to curl/command line. (Examples: Advanced REST Client, REST Console)

Common numbers

Suitable for use as sequence numbers.

26 letters + 10 digits 36
26 lower case letters + 26 upper case letters + 10 digits 62
36 possibilities ** 3 characters 46656
62 possibilities ** 3 characters 238328
62 ** 4 characters 14776336
62 ** 5 916132832
62 ** 6 56,800,235,584 (too big to cover completely)

URL shorteners

Non-warrior projects

These are old grabs pre-dating the warrior project. Unless otherwise noted, they can be found in the last old-style dump on IA.

The # in dump field refers to the number of short URLs included in the last old-style dump.

Name Est. number of shorturls Scraping done by Status Comments # in dump Example URL
goo.gl  ? User:Scumola started (2011-03-04) goo.gl throttles pulls. Didn't make it into the last old-style dump. Unavailable as of August 2017. 0  ?
ff.im  ? User:Chronomex Dead only used by FriendFeed. No interface to shorten new URLs. Redirects to Facebook as of 18:51, 19 June 2016 (EDT) 1,189,782 http://ff.im/2p
4url.cc 1279 (2009-08-14) User:Chronomex done dead (2011-02-15). Redirect to ad-laden site as of 18:51, 19 June 2016 (EDT). Also on GitHub 1,279 http://4url.cc/Q
litturl.com 17096 (2010-04-15) User:Chronomex done dead (2010-11-18). No DNS as of 18:51, 19 June 2016 (EDT). Also on GitHub 17,096 http://litturl.com/ZTT
xs.md 3084 (2009-08-15) User:Chronomex done dead (2010-11-18). Homepage claims to be "a private folder" as of 18:51, 19 June 2016 (EDT). Also on GitHub 3,084 http://xs.md/AAZ
url.0daymeme.com 14867 (2009-08-14) User:Chronomex done dead (2010-11-18). Also on GitHub 14,867  ?
tr.im (old) 1990425  ? got what we could dead (2011-12-31) 1,990,425  ?
visibli (hex) 16777216 User:Chfoo Warrior done Using links.sharedby.co/links/ as URL prefix. Available on IA  ?  ?
post.ly (Posterous)  ? Warrior/EC2 done dead. Divided up in 11 files in the last old-style dump. 153,281,595 http://post.ly/3000a
zapd.co (Zapd) 326592 User:Chfoo done xxxx.zapd.co. Available on IA 0  ?
bre.ad (Bre.ad) 120932351 User:Chfoo incomplete (59771889 examined) de.ad (2013-11-18). Got what I can without overloading their EC2 instance. Available on IA 0  ?
arseh.at  ?  ?  ? also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 23,655  ?
bit.ly  ?  ?  ? divided up into 3,835 files in the last old-style dump, totaling 39 GB (compressed!). Also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 1,507,816,439  ?
is.gd  ?  ?  ? divided up into 125 files (totally 8.5 GB) in the last old-style dump. Also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 302,434,257  ?
kl.am  ?  ?  ? Dead (as of 03:00, 3 December 2015 (EST)) 1,870,335  ?
links.sharedby.co  ?  ?  ? 9,298,101  ?
ow.ly  ?  ?  ? divided up into 23 files (totaling 4.5 GB) in the last old-style dump. Also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 328,901,265  ?
surl.ws  ?  ?  ? Yes, there really are only 48 listed. 48  ?
tny.im  ?  ?  ? 1,614  ?
snipurl.com  ?  ?  ? divided up into 8 files in the last old-style dump (for a total of 6.8 GB compressed, though). Also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 368,750,225  ?
tinyurl.com  ?  ?  ? divided up into 60 files (totaling 9.4 GB) in the last old-style dump. Also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 470,413,092  ?
tr.im (new)  ?  ?  ? in the last old-style dump as a file called tr.im-relaunched.txt.xz 1,266,068  ?
ur1.ca  ?  ?  ? (Note this is named "ur" followed by the digit one, not L.) This got from "0" to "dzzzz". There is also a Warrior project, ur1-ca, below, which continued the grab up to "j5tc9". 8,432,282  ?
vbly.us  ?  ?  ? also worked on as a Warrior job, see below. 114,924  ?
xym.kr  ?  ?  ? 144  ?
twitter-unrolled-urls-spritzer-stream  ?  ?  ? in a 4.6GB file named: twitter-unrolled-urls-spritzer-stream-20111015-20130318.txt.xz ; there's a note about it in the README file 257,993,902  ?
Name Number of shorturls Scraping done by Status Comments # in dump Example URL

For the last TinyTown updates, please see chfoo's spreadsheet.

Warrior projects

Pink background refers to currently running projects; gray background to ones that aren't currently making new short URLs.

Use {{subst:urlteam blank warrior entry|}} to add new entries. The parameters are project-name, example URL, and comment, in that order.

Warrior project name Est. # shorturls Last scraped date Initially scraped date # checked Example URL Incr Comments
0rz-tw +/-  ? 2016-06-19 2015-12-20 904,730,750 http://0rz.tw/6eX6j  ? Has a list of existing URLs on front page; all 5 characters long; scrape (2015-12 -- 2016-06) checked all 5 character possibilities, found 23,009,383 shortcodes.
1r-hu +/-  ? 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1,346,050  ?  ? Done
2-gp +/-  ? 2015-12-20 2015-12-14 17,780,989 http://2.gp/GDYZ (created 21:34, 21 November 2015 (EST)) Y 4-character alphanumeric (excluding "similar looking letters"); seems to check that URL resolves; returns 302 for existing AND non-existing shortcodes (just returns "Location: /" for non-existing ones); checked all 4 character ones, and some 5 characters in 2015-12-14 through 2015-12-20 scrape
2jump-info +/-  ? 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 298,949  ?  ? Banned
2-ly +/-  ? 2015-12-20 2015-12-14 21,739,150 http://2.ly/xr Y looks very similar to 2.gp (but not an alias); returns 302 for existing AND non-existing shortcodes (just returns "Location: /" for non-existing ones); checked all 4 character ones, and some 5 characters in 2015-12-14 through 2015-12-20 scrape
7-ly +/-  ? 2016-09-16 2016-02-27 41,660,850 http://7.ly/G9 http://7.ly/nBCq  ? seems alive as of 2016-08-19; stopped on 2016-03-13 after accidentally storing a bunch of redirects to the home page;

appears to allow public shortening; "no similar looking letters; small or capital letters only"; ; HEAD works; 302 for valid AND invalid; invalid points to homepage;restarted on 2016-09-14 at "1000" (seq # 238328) (then quickly updated to "mzmw" (seq #5379834), because we'd already done the earlier part)

adjix +/-  ? 2015-1-24 2014-12-13 8,615,100 http://adjix.com/45fj  ? Alive; uses custom code. Rechecked 20 July 2016.
a-gg +/-  ? 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 17,150 http://a.gg/es Y 292 found on 2016-02-27; nice picture of a robot; seems alive as of 02:12, 26 December 2015 (EST)
alturl-com +/-  ? 2015-05-27 2015-03-06 39,367,900 http://alturl.com/wqok  ? Appears to redirect to http://shorturl.com ; Probably sequential/loweralpha; uses custom code
ar-gy +/-  ? 2014-12-18 2014-12-17 3,303,100  ?  ? Appears down; Argyle Social, main page 404s, existing urls still work
arseh-at +/-  ? 2015-01-15 2015-01-11 1,842,350  ? Y Appears down; new shorturls: sequential
awe-sm +/-  ? 2015-04-04 2014-12-24 967,591,000  ?  ? main page redirects, doesn't allow for new urls to be publicly shortened, existing urls still work; uses custom code
bit-do +/-  ? 2016-06-28 2016-06-20 15,950,550 http://bit.do/ag4  ? seemed alive as of 2016-06-05; error message says it support digits, letters, dash and underscore; testing seems to show case folding, but they claim (in the FAQ) to be case-sensitive, so we have to test for that.
bitly_6 +/- 50,000,000,000 2017-12-17 2014-11-22 5,241,010,050 https://bit.ly/1Zmfo8z N done: non-sequential 6 characters; current: non-sequential, 6 characters; uses custom code
buff-ly +/-  ? 2016-03-28 2016-03-28 42,000 http://buff.ly/HSRKuV N Buffer App ; ex: http://buff.ly/1fPIjQf (301 - existing; 404 - non-existing), non-incremental (checked as of 02:03, 7 December 2015 (EST)); buff.ly/HSRKuV, buff.ly/1Xj8lhq 3.5Mio - asdASD123, 3.5Mio google hits, 6 and 7 char, Huge shortener. Long running Project for the future. Hosted on 2 servers at softlayer in Phoenix, Az. Protected by prolexic. Seems like it has not implemented rate-limiting. Tested with 500req in 1 min. ; Did some searches of 1, 2, 3 and 5 character codes, with absolutely no results seen.
bull-hn +/- 50,000 2016-09-06 2015-11-15 28,861,855 http://bull.hn/l/19JQE/  ? Vanity URL shortner for a recruiting company, "Bullhorn Reach"; 1st scrape on in Nov 2015, re-scraped in Dec 2015 and again in Sept 2016 (from 10000 to 2T6KA)
burl-se +/- 1,500 2016-06-09 2014-11-06 11,650 http://burl.se/428 Y 200 re-checked on 2015-11-08 ; 63 more found on 2016-06-09
ccl-hu +/-  ? 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 97,261 http://ccl.hu/h0pyr  ? seems to always return 301, even for non-existing links; random sample didn't find any real ones (checked as of 02:03, 7 December 2015 (EST)); nothing found in 100,000 checks -- I think it's dead. Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016.
chilp-it +/-  ? 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 20,000 http://chilp.it/1d9c9d1 N seems to allow public creation of shorturls; as of 21:52, 21 November 2015 (EST) ; returns 301 for existing AND non-existing shortcodes (just returns "Location: http://chilp.it/404.php" for non-existing ones); non-incremental; appears to just use lowercase letters and digits; attempted scraping FAILED -- need to look into why
cmplx-it +/- 36,252 2017-04-01 2017-03-29 4,965,750 cmplx.it/Sh5j  ? 4 to 5 Character, some legacy 6 Character(bitly) ; asdASD123 ;some 1 char, 2 char ; existing: 301, location: ; not existing: 404 ; seems pretty slow, 25k google hits
cutt.us +/-  ? 2016-02-27 2016-01-10 78,596,278 http://cutt.us/url-shortener
http://cutt.us/bitdo
 ? Requires GET and content regex. Seems blocked as of 2016-02-27, will try again in a while.
da-gd +/- 165,000 2016-06-16 2015-12-14 902,018,849 http://da.gd/dZdp8 N source code: https://github.com/relrod/dagd - Of note, this shortener will pass along anything after the slash: da.gd/g -> google.com; da.gd/g/mail -> google.com/mail ; paused between 2016-02-22 and 2016-03-06 as it seemed to be reacting badly; finished scanning all the 5 character ones -- found 94,400 entries on 2016-06-16. We need to find out if it supports 6 character ones.
df4-us +/- 25,133 2017-02-18 2015-12-18 54,400 http://df4.us/mn4  ? daringfireball.net private shortener : Alive 12-17-2015, no public method to create new URLs. Alphabet appears to be a-z 0-9, most results are 3 characters or less (df4.us/mn4, df4.us/8, df4.us/ib) Valid URLs 301, location is included in header. Invalid URLs 302 to http://daringfireball.net ; on 2015-12-18 -- did a scan of everything up through 3 characters; last found one was seq # 31903 (om7) ; run a rescan next year; rescan on 2017-02-18 from seq# 31900; last found seq # 33417 (ps9)
db-tt +/-  ? 2015-12-12 2015-12-05 43,421,600 https://db.tt/FnHZSr77
https://db.tt/b5gwXppx
N Official shortner for Dropbox ; most 8 characters; seen a few that are 7 characters) Only found 21 redirects in over 40 million searches; the space has over 200 *trillion* possibilities.
dld-bz +/- 2015-12-15 2015-12-05 48,897,650 http://dld.bz/dGjTy  ? "private URL shortening service"; found 8,639,481 in first scrape; we've pretty much covered everything through 4 characters, plus part of 5
dwurl-hu +/- 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 3,473,050 http://dwurl.hu/gMEtiA ( created 01:36, 2 November 2015 (EST)) N Allows public shortening; appears to give 6 character, mixed case alphabetic (no digits), non-incremental URLs
feedly_8 +/-  ? 2015-01-03 2015-01-03 129,762,450  ?  ? Banned; uses custom code
flip-it +/-  ? 2016-11-30 2016-06-6 558,342,350 flip.it/3gM3q flip.it/0KQWN  ? Flipboard -- Heavily used, 5 characters, [a-zA-Z0-9_], looks random from recent google site:flip.it results. GET and HEAD, valid: 302 with destination in Location:, invalid: 404
fos-hu /queue +/-  ? 2016-06-06 2016-06-06 672,650 http://fos.hu/b54 http://fos.hu/b55  ? incremental alphanumeric, but shares pattern with an image sharing service -- Allows creation of new shortlinks, 3 characters, [a-z0-9], sequential. Attached image sharing service: http://fos.hu/b56 (points to http://fos.hu/?funkcio=kepnezegeto&h=46cda5622ef666c7af4ec58b56bd0c0c) GET and HEAD, valid returns 302 with destination in Location:, invalid returns 302 to Location: http://fos.hu/?nincsmeg ; Found 15,958 in 2016-06 scrape.
fwdurl-net +/-  ? 2016-03-06 2015-11-16 35,151,181 http://fwdurl.net/uDRZ4TGAj6V (created Nov 16, 2015)
http://fwdurl.net/aYwa (created Dec 17, 2013)
http://fwdurl.net/bjkDtwYAoWSF (created Dec 4, 2015)
http://fwdurl.net/JEcCYlS1Qywv (created Dec 28, 2015)
 ? responds very slowly; stats (including creation date, & hit count) available by suffixing "!"
getsatisfaction-com +/- 8,450,272 2017-10-11 2017-10-09 9,214,450 https://getsatisfaction.com/t/2aoq7  ? Alias gsfn.us, see below
gg-gg +/- 5,091,505 2017-09-13 2017-05-15 108,543,250 http://gg.gg/4jkvk  ? Seems to be sequential five-character lower-case alphanumeric, 301 on success, 302 to homepage on error.
gkurl-us +/-  ? 2016-11-30 2016-11-19 13,666,000 http://gkurl.us/au http://gkurl.us/sloon http://gkurl.us/y2tZa N appears to allow public creation of shorturls; as of 22:00, 21 November 2015 (EST); fully checked up through 3-character range; only found custom-names in 4-character range so far
go-usa-gov +/- 3,495,950 (as of 01:13, 31 March 2017 (EDT)) 2017-12-17 2017-03-21 60909850 https://go.usa.gov/cSFeH N USA government shortlinks, non-sequential, appears to be 5 char [a-zA-Z0-9], may be worth getting a mapping from gibberish to URL; see also 1.USA.gov which is a bit.ly alias ; anyone with a US gov email address can create shorturls to gov web pages
hec-su +/- 518175 2015-12-25 2015-12-21 https://hec.su/cm5B Y hec-su was doing some type of slow ban; will need to figure out a way around it
hoblu-es +/-  ? 2016-06-28 2016-06-21 23,219,250 http://hoblu.es/acb  ? private, for the House of Blues concert venue chain; 1-3(maybe 4) character; uppercase, lowercase and digits; legacy 6 Char links (looks like imported bitly links); some Custom strings; existing: 301, Location; not existing: 302, 404 private: /admin, /admin/
hub-me-a +/-  ? 2017-12-17 2017-10-13 0 http://hub dot me/alvyn  ? "a"-type links of hub.me, internal shortener of HubPages. The shortcode in this project is only the part after the leading "a" (e.g. "lvyn" for the example). See below for details.
isgd_6 +/- 934,134,706 (as of 2013-05-20) 2016-05-27 2014-11-22 2,585,756,925 http://is.gd/mBNPCM  ? done: sequential up to ZZZZZ ; new shorturls: non-sequential, 6 characters; uses custom code; paused for now (on 2016-05-27) since it switched to HTTPS only, and some of the warriors haven't been updated to support that. TODO: Fix this.
jdem-cz +/- 1,424,052 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 1,000 http://jdem.cz/bw388 Y(?) random (?) last digit; attempted scraping FAILED -- need to look into why
kas-pr +/- 114,652 2017-10-09 2017-10-09 1,740,350 https://kas.pr/x4Hq  ? Internal shortener of Kaspersky Lab. Codes are case-insensitive, so only scanning lower-case. Non-sequential, mostly 4 characters long (but some shorter ones exist as well). Stopped after no five-char codes up to 11acz were found.
kcy-me +/-  ? 2015-11-22 2014-11-06 5,239,050 http://kcy.me/28trr  ? Shortening service for http://karmacracy.com ; requires free account to create short URLs ; ran initially for one day, re-checked a year later
korta-nu +/-  ? 2015-11-22 2015-04-11 12,767,850 http://korta.nu/9ob  ? Initial run ended on 2015-05-27; doing a 2nd pass through the 3-character values starting 2015-11-22
lnk-sk +/- 24,000 2015-12-28 2015-12-18 6,564,050 http://lnk.sk/6aw Y site is alive as of 01:31, 9 December 2015 (EST); returns 302 for both existing and non-existing URLs; 82,310 found in scrape up to rxJQ. Dead 403 on both main webpage and test url Rechecked 20 July 2016.
lnq-me +/-  ? 2016-10-26 2016-10-6 50,037,400 http://lnq.me/DnXtHO ; lnq.me/qhuG07, lnq.me/lbLqT0  ? alive as of 2015-11-21 ; 6-character, alphanumeric, seems-non-incremental ; http://lnq.me/preview/en/ -- which seems to some kind of bizarre guessing if you put in less than 6 characters (as of 20:33, 21 November 2015 (EST) ) ; alphabet: asdASD123 ; 1,5k ghits ; 6 char; existing: 301 - location; not existing: 404; only found 10 results in 20 days of searching 50 million possibilities; might be worth turning it back on, though
lurl-no +/- 2,518 2015-12-18 2015-12-18 3,700 http://lurl.no/aZ Y site is up, says "Note: as a result of huge amounts of spam, new lurls are currently disabled." as of 01:31, 9 December 2015 (EST); grabbed all of them on 2015-12-18.
migre-me +/- 423,747,675 2017-02-27 2015-11-08 441,363,315 http://migre.me/sd9AB Y up to 5 characters, mixed case alphanumeric, currently around sot00 (as of 03:01, 14 December 2015 (EST)); Interestingly, the 3,822,506 codes from 4JXAG to 50000 are all empty. 4JXAG was created at "07/06/2011 17:06:46" while 50000 was created at "07/06/2011 03:00:00". 50je0 was created at 07/06/2011 17:05:05 [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is]. So it looks like it was handing out both ranges for a few hours, then cut over to just 5's, leaving three million empty. Fascinating. Also, the 10,090,448 codes from 6jF0S (created at 05/12/2011 às 03:43:37) to 70001 (created at 23/11/2011 às 02:22:08) appear to be empty. As of 2016-05-04, we got ALL of it, although since it is still active, we'll need to do a re-check periodically. Recheck on 2017-02-18 starting from seq # 438648250, finished on 2017-02-27 at "w8zzz" (seq # 474886121). Recheck from there tried on 2017-06-12, but the site seemed unresponsive.
minu-me +/- 463,698 2017-05-09 2017-05-02 2,450,427 http://minu.me/a45  ? minURL.fr links redirect to minu.me which seems to be alive (and in French) as of 2015-12-09 and 14:44, 4 February 2017 (EST)
mrte.ch +/-  ? 2016-04-29 2016-03-14 113,153,450 http://mrte.ch/3tc  ? No new URLs allowed (due to spam), but existing ones still work; HEAD request gives 301 for short URLs; 307 for not found; as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT) ; everything 404s as of 2016-04-29 02:15:15 -- we found 54,880,485 short links.
mysp-ac +/-  ? 2015-04-04 2015-02-09 16,245,049  ?  ? uses custom code
nig-gr +/-  ? 2015-12-06 2014-11-06 15,145,600  ?  ? Home page is a blank black screen. (as of 01:38, 9 November 2015 (EST)); re-scan of 2-character range (nothing new found); and 4 character range on 2015-12-06 (started on the 4th, ran till the 7th)
nsfw-in +/-  ? 2016-04-24 2016-04-13 2,469,650 nsfw.in/TRo  ? Almost incremental, Valid: 200 (No Location header), Invalid: 404, http://nsfw.in/[a-zA-Z]{1-3} (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT)); 102,199 found in 2016-04 scrape. May be sold, Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016.
oak-ctx-ly +/-  ? 2016-04-24 2016-03-31 30,217,950 http://oak.ctx.ly/r/rew  ? Returns 301 with URL in Location header for valid URLs. Returns 404 for invalid URLs. Sequential lowercase alphanumeric. Namespace seems to have reached about 5 characters. Alive as of 07:01, 30 March 2016 (EDT); 7,408,862 found in 2016-03 scrape
ow-ly +/-  ? 2015-03-10 2015-01-20 367,074,900 http://ow.ly/UVFi7 Y owned by Hootsuite; new shorturls: sequential ; (aliases: http://htl.li , http://ht.ly , http://owl.li ); uses custom code
pear-ly +/- 2,897,989 2017-04-03 2017-03-21 15,459,148 http://pear.ly/6J1H  ? Official shortener for pearltrees.com. Returns 301 for existing AND non-existing shorturls as of 15:30, 5 December 2015 (EST))
ph-ly +/-  ? 2015-04-04 2014-12-13 989,290,500  ?  ? Related to the pond called Philadelphia, where links are born and raised, doesn't allow for new urls to be publicly shortened, existing urls still work
piciurl-hu +/-  ? 2017-02-18 2015-04-11 334,350 http://piciurl.hu/7wr Y Initial scrape done on 2015-04-11; new scrape done on 2015-12-01 (up to seq# 11043); continued from there on 2017-02-18 for a short time, last found seq# 13686 (9_x)
p-ly +/- 62,000 2016-06-05 2015-12-09 1,205,082,200 http://p.ly/abcd  ? (aka re.p.ly) ; it has a shut down message (added sometime between May 1, 2012 and June 14, 2012) but promises to keep existing URLs working as of 01:03, 10 December 2015 (EST) (had 61,306 short URLs as of May 1, 2012); this WB entry shows some short URLs (5 characters, alphanumeric); paused for a while during 2016-02 for unclear reasons
poeurl-com +/-  ? 2017-10-10 2017-09-30 1,538,550 http://poeurl.com/wwq  ?
pub-vitrue-com +/-  ? 2014-11-22 2014-11-16 15,067,550 http://pub.vitrue.com/ZxC2  ? Now part of Oracle; uses custom code
qr-cx +/- 2,377,573 2015-12-08 2015-12-08 5,200 http://qr.cx/Us5p  ? not allowing new shorturls as of 02:09, 9 December 2015 (EST); They made a full dump available after we emailed them! Here: http://qr.cx/dataset/qrcx_all_06eec9b9-1f29-4860-bd91-49c2d517d87d.7z [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is] (IA item coming soon)
rod-gs +/-  ? 2015-12-05 2015-12-05 6,250 http://rod.gs/1Fl Y up to 3 characters, alphanumeric, creating new ones appears to hang (as of 02:14, 2 November 2015 (EST)) (returns 301 for existing; 404 for non-existing); searched up to 1aqa on 2015-12-05. Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016.
sharedby-co_6 +/-  ? 2016-10-28 2015-01-29 93,044,500 http://sharedby.co/pHdLKr  ? (Also see http://vsb.li. Double redirects via USERNAME.sharedby.co/share/XXXXXX ) (and http://shrd.by ); uses custom code. Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016. ; as of 2016-10-28, http://sharedby.co/km3B4o (and others) is returning 301 without a Location header -- needs to be looked into
shar-es +/-  ? 2015-04-08 2014-12-13 1,031,784,400  ?  ? Still resolves URLs, but the homepage is 404; related to http://sharethis.com ; uses custom code. Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016.
shortdoi-org +/- ~10,000 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 113,894 http://dx.doi.org/bkbk Y Creates short aliases for DOIs/links. (Apparently they are valid DOIs) Appears sequential, [a-z], 4 character, duplicates re-use existing code: 10.1002/fld.4272 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fld.4272) becomes http://doi.org/bkbj and doi:10/bkbj Next in sequence: http://doi.org/bkbk as of 23:34, 29 June 2016 (EDT) ; shortdoi.org/shortcode, shortdoi.org/10/shortcode and dx.doi.org/shortcode all redirect to dx.doi.org/10/shortcode which in turn redirects to the actual DOI (in the form dx.doi.org/10/doi). doi.org/shortcode and doi.org/10/shortcode redirect to the actual DOI without the dx part (e.g. doi.org/10/doi); 10,809 found.
shortn-me +/-  ? 2016-04-16 2016-04-14 1,008,050 http://shortn.me/k3pL  ? Likely sequential (Create fails), Valid: 301 (Location header correct), Invalid: 301 (Location: index.php), http://shortn.me/[a-zA-Z0-9]{1-4}, (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT)); appeared to be down on April 16 -- should probably restart it sometime.
shrt-st +/-  ? 2014-11-06 2014-11-06 738,600 http://shrt.st/vpz Y Appears down; doesn't allow new urls to be shortened, existing urls still work.
s-id +/-  ? 2016-03-16 2016-02-27 19,268,596 http://s.id/Wb Y Run by PANDI, the registrar for the .id TLD; 20,901 found in 2016-02 scrape
sketchfab-com +/-  ? 2017-12-17 2017-10-10 0 https://skfb.ly/GXzZ, https://skfb.ly/6nCrW  ? Alias skfb.ly, see below
srtn-us +/-  ? 2015-12-01 2014-11-06 55,800 http://srtn.us/10zd Y still resolves URLs, but site just shows blank page; first scrape on 2014-11-06; re-checked from seq# 47929 through 48441 on 2015-12-01
snipurl +/-  ? 2015-03-06 2015-01-24 181,015,750  ? Y new shorturls: sequential ; snipr.com / snipurl.com / snurl.com / sn.im - Appears incremental - Ex: http://snipr.com/27nvst http://snipr.com/27nvtt. snipr.com and snipurl.com work but appear infected with malware. ; uses custom code. Dead 404 Rechecked 20 July 2016.
snipurl_range2 +/-  ? 2015-04-20 2015-03-06 293,372,600  ?  ? see snipurl entry; uses custom code
spne-ws +/-  ? 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 134,600 http://spne.ws/9iN  ? Silicon Prairie News private shortener ; Valid HTTP code is 301. Invalid is 301 as well, but to "http://www.siliconprairienews.com/?awesm=spne.ws_1&utm_medium=spne.ws-root&utm_source=direct-spne.ws&utm_content=root" - Alphabet is A-Z a-z 0-9, most appear to be 3 or less characters. No apparent method to publicly create new URLs. ; 6,898 found in first scrape; re-check in a year or so. Alive Rechecked 20 july 2016.
sx3-se +/-  ? 2016-01-1 2016-01-1 7,000 http://sx3.se/7  ? private shortener for swedishstartupspace.se; 948 found
t7-hu +/-  ? 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 585,800  ?  ? Doesn't make any more shorturls
techme-me +/-  ? 2016-10-05 2016-09-15 152199550 http://techme.me/BekB http://techme.me/A2Fw http://techme.me/BSkF  ? alive as of 2016-08-18; official shortener for Techmeme; (unclear if sequential, [0-9a-zA-Z]{4}) Valid returns 301 redirect, invalid 404 (all the 4-char test values tried returned results) (GET/HEAD)
theguardian-com +/-  ? 2016-11-07 2016-10-14 71,910,900 theguardian.com/p/3f7ca  ? The Guardian (weird format - https://gu.com/p/3f7ca ) ; gu.com redirects to the same shortcode at www.theguardian.com/p
tighturl-com +/-  ? 2014-11-22 2014-11-16 3,123,300 http://tighturl.com/30xu
http://tighturl.com/30xv
Y (alias: 2tu.us); appears to do case folding; uses custom code
tiny-tw +/- 813,979 2016-05-05 2016-05-07 1,778,200 tiny.tw/3OZk Y Returns 301 with URL in Location header for valid URLs. Returns 301 with empty Location header for invalid URLs. Sequential alphanumeric with uppercase. Namespace has reached 4 characters. Alive as of 03:08, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
tinyurl_7 +/- 10,000,000,000 2017-12-17 2014-11-22 3,594,972,825 http://tinyurl.com/mxzufis N done: sequential to zzzzzz; current: non-sequential, 7 characters; uses custom code
tiny-pl +/-  ? 2016-04-24 2016-04-13 20,229,750 http://tiny.pl/g78rl  ? Sequential, Valid: 301 (Location header correct), Invalid: 301 (Location: http://tiny.pl/404.php), http://tiny.pl/[a-z0-9]{1-5}; 730,015 found in 2016-04 scrape
tinyurl-hu_4 +/-  ? 2015-11-01 2015-08-13 20,308,700 http://tinyurl.hu/4q22  ? uses custom code
trap-it +/-  ? 2015-02-20 2015-01-01 3,130,300  ?  ? first scrape (only covering 5-character codes) from 2015-01-01 through 2015-02-20; next scrape (starting at 0c4uk) began on 2015-12-04 -- unable to load anything (although manual checks of previously found ones seemed to work)
tr-im_gravity4 +/-  ? 2014-12-12 2014-12-01 42,813,150  ?  ? done: sequential to 42pzz ; dead (2014-JUL-17) ; Appears incremental - Ex: http://tr.im/44tn2 http://tr.im/44tn4. Examples redirect to homepage, may be alive Rechecked 20 July 2016.
ur1-ca +/-  ? 2016-06-16 2014-12-17 25,560,250 http://ur1.ca/5bi Y new shorturls: sequential ; FOSS, run by StatusNet; claims to offer a download of their database, but it just contains garbage; 2014-12-17 through 2014-12-20 scrape found 8,343,158 shortcodes from dzzzz to j5tc9; 2016-06-09 through 2016-06-16 scrape started with 1 character ones (until I noticed we had already done that, then it switched to continuing where the other one left off) and found about 11 million more shortcodes. Stopped it when it started throwing errors, which was about a two days after it stopped returning any results; last result was pbnnp (seq #49369792). Alive as of 22 June 2017, database download link now broken.
urlcut-com +/-  ? 2017-03-25 2017-03-21 740,400 http://urlcut.com/1xvha  ? "We are not currently accepting new redirects at this time." ; existing ones seem to still work, as of 02:09, 2 November 2015 (EST) ; it returns 302 for both existing *AND* non-existing URLs, and redirects to /abuse.html for terminated ones - 'seems to be done', Paused on 00:52, 25 March 2017 (EDT)
u-to +/-  ? 2015-11-19 2015-05-02 54,190,499 http://u.to/5pkIDw; http://u.to/HzA-Aw  ? Doesn't allow new shortened URLs, as of 01:57, 19 November 2015 (EST); checked all the 4 character possibilities; found 13,315,311 URLs. Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016. ; requires GET (not HEAD) requests; returns 302 with target in Location header, 404 for invalid
u4-hu +/-  ? 2016-11-21 2014-11-16 98,813,750 http://u4.hu/x/5Oz  ? Appeared down for a while, but alive as of 20 July 2016. ; 2nd scrape started 2016-09-03 at shortcode "200"
vbly-us +/-  ? 2015-11-09 2015-01-11 628,650 http://vbly.us/2mwv Y new shorturls: sequential; 2015-11-09 scrape from 2jp6 up to 2mwv (seq # 123000)
vgd_6 +/- 20,606,232 2017-12-17 2015-02-14 2,349,689,750 https://v.gd/FFF54S; https://v.gd/urlteam; https://v.gd/ulrA0Q  ? uses custom code ; it would be named v-gd, but it was one of the earliest projects, and the naming convention hadn't settled down yet ; obscure sibling of is.gd; Not sequential, is random. Has random customization options (standard, lower case, and lower case pronounceable) Allows custom URLs and different protocols (http, ftp, see IANA list of URIs for more). "data:", however is banned. Returns 301 with URL in location header for valid URLs. Returns 404 for invalid URLs. Says on homepage (as of 22:28, 5 May 2016 (EDT)) "Shortening 20,606,232 URLs". Alive Rechecked 20 July 2016.
viddy-it +/-  ? 2014-12-18 2014-11-16 832,351,700  ?  ? dead; viddy; partially saved
waa-ai +/-  ? 2016-03-20 2014-11-16 2,182,850  ?  ? Requires free login to create shorturls ; initial run for one day on 2014-11-16; another one-day run on 2016-03-20
wowurl-com +/- 540,373 2016-06-09 2016-05-05 18,555,750 Y Returns 302 with URL in Location header for valid URLs. Returns 200 for invalid URLs. Sequential lowercase alphanumeric. Namespace has reached 5 characters. They supposedly have 540373 urls. Alive as of 03:08, 29 April 2016 (EDT); As of 00:04, 10 June 2016 (EDT), it seemed to ignore the first character of the 5 digit shortcodes (i.e. returned the same URL for any first character). As such, stopped at b1qo8 (seemed to be mostly spam, in any case), after finding 1,712,131.
wp-me +/- 122,080,510 2017-10-22 2017-10-07 166,679,150 http://wp.me/f2B5  ? Blog IDs; see the further down for details on the shortener
xco +/-  ? 2014-11-22 2014-11-06 80,319,800 http://x.co/1IxUV
http://x.co/1IxUW
http://x.co/5PSLK
Y Appears incremental, but custom ones also exist (up to 10 characters); requires (free) GoDaddy account to create short URLs; uses custom code
xn--i-8ia-ga +/-  ? 2017-01-26 2016-12-6 85,085,600 http://www.ĝi.ga/lolt  ? Esperanto-language link shortening service. Alive as of 15:55, 5 December 2016 (EST)
xrl-us +/-  ? 2015-01-10 2014-12-12 161,601,700  ?  ? self-saved; Thank you Metamark for the database dump!
xrl-us_lowercase +/-  ? 2015-01-14 2015-01-10 28,675,900  ?  ? see xrl-us entry
xxsurl-de +/-  ? 2016-05-16 2016-05-14 3,097,300 http://xxsURL.de/11wyx  ? seems alive as of 02:37, 14 May 2016 (EDT) -- Allows creation of new shortlinks, currently 5 characters (lowercase + digits, have not seen any upper case letters) appears to be sequential and lowercase. (http://xxsURL.de/11wyx http://xxsurl.de/11wyy) Allows for custom shortlinks. Valid returns 302, invalid returns 200 with error page, for both GET and HEAD requests, destination in Location header. Appears to provide an incomplete(?) list of shortlinks and a top 20. ; 1,303,470 found in 2016-05 scrape. Dead Rechecked 20 July 2016.
y-ahoo-it_5 +/- y-ahoo-it_6 +/- y-ahoo-it_8 +/-  ? 2015-04-04 2014-11-06  ?  ?  ? Partial
y-ahoo-it_5: 982,090,300 checked between 2014-11-06 and 2015-02-25
y-ahoo-it_6: 1,670,279,150 checked between 2014-11-06 and 2015-04-03
y-ahoo-it_8: 1,952,022,300 checked between 2014-11-06 and 2015-04-04. Now dead.
yatuc +/- AND yatuc-com +/- ~ 33,000 2016-05-16 (for one day) 2014-12-13 (for one day) 597,150 (in yatuc job); 7,945,300 (in yatuc-com job) http://yatuc.com/u_k ; http://yatuc.com/vr0  ? "temporarily disabled" but still resolves shortlinks. Shortlinks appear to be 3 characters (lowercase + digits + "_") (may be random judging from gaps) Doesn't appear to allow custom shortlinks. Valid returns 302 with destination in Location header, invalid returns 302 with Location: http://yatuc.com for both GET and HEAD (as of 01:39, 15 May 2016 (EDT)); uses custom code (for yatuc, not yatuc-com job). Dead requires password to add new short urls Rechecked 20 July 2016.
yoolink-to +/-  ? 2016-06-09 2014-11-16 344,100 http://yoolink.to/1dwa Y Up to 3 characters scraped on 2014-11-16 (a small 2 character segment re-scraped on 2014-11-22); 4 characters (up to 1dwa) scraped between 2015-11-08 and 2015-11-09; 4 characters (from 1dw6 to 1e45) scraped on 2016-06-09
zpr-io +/-  ? 2017-12-17 2017-09-30 0 http://zpr.io/nnK7K  ? URL shortener for zapier .com. Their twitter integration will auto shorten links before it posts to twitter. Seems to be the only way to create links. You are able to do it with a free account but it takes some setup. On success it gives HTTP/1.1 302 and redirects to the URL via Location header. On fail it gives HTTP/1.1 200 and spits out a short json error (/--test--). Appears to be sequential (/nnidd and /nnide). Likewise /nnK7K and /nnK7L work but /nnK7l does not (as of 2017-09-29). No public URL count available. More extensive notes here https://gist.github.com/Soulflare3/d3c016f27439630b926527b287687aba
zurl-ws +/- 2,647 2016-05-16 2016-05-17 2,139,600 http://zurl.ws/39x Y Currently cannot create account/shortlinks, resolves existing. Shortlinks appear to be 3 character (lowercase + digits), appears to be sequential (judging from patterns in sequential shorturls). Valid returns 302 with destination in Location header, invalid returns 200 with error page. GET and HEAD (as of 01:39, 15 May 2016 (EDT)). Alive requires account to use Rechecked 20 July 2016.
Warrior project name Est. # shorturls Last scraped date Initially scraped date # checked Example URL Incr Comments

Alive

(please keep list alphabetized, and list verification dates inline)

Sources include: http://blog.go2.me/2009/01/exhausting-review-of-link-shorteners.html [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is] (last updated 2009-08-14), http://code.google.com/p/shortenurl/wiki/URLShorteningServices [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is] (Updated May 19, 2011; not fully integrated yet), https://www.hashtags.org/platforms/twitter/list-of-url-shorteners/ [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is], http://bit.do/list-of-url-shorteners.php [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is] (as of 01:49, 10 February 2016 (EST)), http://blogtimenow.com/free-lists/free-url-shortener-services-shrink-links/ [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is] (as of 03:08, 29 April 2016 (EDT))

Shortener Last Checked on Notes
0x0.st 2017-08-21 302 redirect on success, 404 on error; source code is available at https://github.com/lachs0r/0x0; less than 1k URLs as of 2017-01-01. Example: https://0x0.st/QX
1o2.ir 2017-08-21 Iranian shortener; redirects using JavaScript; alias: qqt.ir; shortcodes: [a-z0-9]{5}; alive as of 2017-08-21 19:10 UTC. Example: http://1o2.ir/u4qer
9en.us 2017-08-21 appears to charge for creating short URLs; called a scam on various websites; ad-heavy with obfuscated JavaScript; seems alive as of 2017-08-21 19:30 UTC. Example: http://9en.us/gjde
ad7.biz 2017-08-21 pays short URL creators; ad-heavy with obfuscated JavaScript; seems alive as of 2017-08-21 19:35 UTC. Example: http://ad7.biz/oLJz
adf.ly 2017-08-21 incremental; displays interstitial ads, so requires custom code; aliases: q.gs, j.gs (separate shortcodes?). Examples: http://adf.ly/bnpYL, http://adf.ly/1RP4DP
adfoc.us 2017-08-21 displays interstitial ads; appears to require certain headers; target link as cleartext in HTML; current shortcodes appear to be incremental decimal numbers with a prepended "x" (as of 2017-08-21 19:50 UTC), but there are also other formats. Example: http://adfoc.us/x65403071
curl --header "Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,appn/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8" --header "User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/54.0.2840.71 Safari/537.36" http://adfoc.us/serve/?id=27122857065955
at5.us 2017-08-21 302 redirect on success, 404 on error; requires an account for creating short URLs.
at.cmt.com 2016-09-17 Country Music Television - Appears to be a vanity domain hosted on ow.ly infrastructure.
b23.ru 2016-01-02
bc.vc 2016-06-05 displays interstitial ads ; Example: http://bc.vc/8nCbMs
bernie.to 2016-03-21 No public method for creating shortcodes. Homepage redirects to campaign homepage. 307 Proxy Redirect for (vaild) bernie.to/pb and /vol and same status code for invalid shortcode. Seems to all be custom names, according to those used on reddit: http://reddit.com/domain/bernie.to As of 17:24, 21 March 2016 (EDT)
bfy.tw 2016-09-08 All links I've seen to this shortener redirect to lmgtfy.com (Let Me Google That For You).
bit.do 2016-08-06 Appears non-incremental, public method allowed on Homepage, edit/delete/change destination allowed only after login.

Short code ci7JZ points to this page. Adding "-" after short urlshows statistics, default public, but can be made private if logged in. Custom words allowed. Non-custom Shorturls are random. Response Header is HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently. Returns the destination in the Location: header. A link created on 2016-08-04 00:01:43 display message in its private statics/admin page "This is link number 22183012 created ....". No API/Bookmarklet/Extensions. Offers custom domain at $85/year, but can also be addded for free.

budurl.com 2015-12-06 Appears non-incremental, apparently all custom names; only paying clients allowed to create URLs (checked as of 02:03, 7 December 2015 (EST))
buzurl.com 2015-12-19 Example: http://buzurl . com/li04 ; link broken, home page is blank as of 23:40, 19 December 2015 (EST)
canurl.com 2016-01-02 Contains various random essays on URL shortening & spam; not clear if the shortener still exists as of 15:05, 2 January 2016 (EST)
cl.ly 2016-09-17 CloudApp ; requires application to create short URLs
clicky.me 2016-07-13 Requires paid account (& installation of a tracking system on your website) to create links; HEAD requests seem to return 301 with Location; non-existing seem to return 302 to homepage
cu.tl Called "Cut Link". Probably owned by the same people as shrink.im, based on the reused graphics / design
cur.lv (CoinURL.com) 2016-05-18 Subdomains include: bit, go, in, jump, link, me, my, n, name, now, to. -- Allows creation of new shortlinks, displays interstitial ads. Appears sequential, 5 characters, [a-z0-9]. Javascript updates HTML body: ifr.src = "http://cur.lv/redirect_curlv.php?code=" + escape(c) + "&ticket=" + ticket + "&r=" + (document.referrer ? escape(document.referrer) : );, destination link in <a ..id="skip-ad" >. Examples: http://cur.lv/ypc7w, http://cur.lv/ypc7x
decenturl.com 2016-02-10 Makes human-readable URLs from page titles; not at all easy to scrape. Requires one-time payment and registration to create URLs as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
del.ly 2016-05-18 sprinklr -- Used on twitter by @DellOutlet and @DellCaresKR (and elsewhere?) to link to various marketing campaigns. Appears to use a 4 numerical digits "601" + [0-9] + 5 characters [a-zA-Z0-9], not clear if sequential or otherwise (recent links seem to be of the form 601#Bxxxx) http://del.ly/6012BoNrp del.ly/6010BUbi6 (301 Redirect, destination in Location:, invalid returns 301 to http://del.ly/error?url=[invalid code])
dfl8.me 2016-02-10 previously had an archive of created URLs; requires a (broken) captcha to create URLs as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
digbig.com 2016-02-10 no longer accepting new users as of March 1, 2014; site appears to still be up as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
dlvr.it 2015-11-02 Requires free login; then requires connecting to another service; URLs are shortened when sent through. ( as of 01:36, 2 November 2015 (EST))
dogeurl.com 2015-12-21 Alive 12-21-2015 Non-incremental, alphabet A-Z a-z 0-9, 6 characters long, with custom option Valid: 301 to destination, Invalid: 302 to https://dogeurl.com/invalid.php
doiop.com 2016-02-10 Appears non-incremental ; allows unicode in short codes; appears alive as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
donotlink.it 2017-05-27 appears random, examples https://donotlink.it/Z2KP https://donotlink.it/AKbJ https://donotlink.it/qbpb, valid: 200 OK, invalid: 404 Not Found. "Most donotlink.it URLs are 4-6 characters, only include letters and numbers (and are case sensitive) (e.g. https://donotlink.it/zxwL) or have another URL appended (e.g. https://donotlink.it/http://example.com)" (from page that appears for invalid links)
dstats.net 2016-07-13 Seems alive
durl . me/durl.kr 2016-06-19

appears to allow public creation of shorturls; as of 22:00, 21 November 2015 (EST) ex: http://durl . me/7ainhy http://durl . me/cfvj3d http://durl . me/cf9ssv Non Sequential, random 6 Char, Charset asd123, 165k hits(google) pretty slow, displays warning on new(low frequent?) sites. last twitterpost is from 2009 Redirect: 302 Location, 200 div content a href url no redirect: 404 very weird, has 2 ways of redirecting. Links for 200-Pages have to be extracted from html

dy.fi 2016-08-19 Finnish site (although in English), shortlink maker is on a subpage; claims to erase links when they haven't been used for 6 months
easyurl.net 2016-09-18 (alias: atu.ca , readthis.ca , clickthru.ca , redirects.ca ) Appears non-incremental; only available to customers of easyDNS.com ; Ex: http://easyurl.net/afd2f easyurl.net/5e3a ; seems alive; alphabet upper and lower case and digits; excluded from google; 4-5 char, some custom; existing: 302 - location; not existing: 301 - http://easyurl.net/local404.php
fanpa.ge 2016-06-19

3-5 Character asdASD123 Google sees 40k links, basically all 5 Character. some 3 Character links like asd, private? allows Custom urls redirect: 301, location no redirect: 404

filoops.info 2016-01-29 Appears to allow public shortening; seems alive as of 01:15, 29 January 2016 (EST)
firsturl.de 2016-02-17 Appears alive and allowing public shortening as of 01:20, 17 February 2016 (EST)
fnd.us 2016-09-17 (See offical shorteners)
fur.ly 2016-07-13 Claims to allow you to "Shorten multiple urls into one" whatever that means.
gdurl.com 2016-05-28 allows public shortening of Google Drive public-linked files, example http://gdurl.com/s3tF , not sequential (jumped from http://gdurl.com/8T-v to http://gdurl.com/s3tF when tried two different files seconds after each other), 236,285 urls shortened as of 18:29, 24 February 2016 (EST), has a public list of "all" permalinks - note this appears to be inaccurate (there is an option to not make the link public in the list when it is created) -- for GET and HEAD, valid returns 307 with destination in Location header, invalid returns 404 ; alias: yuarel.com
hive.co/l 2016-05-30 this is an component of the hive.co website: artists can create shortned urls of their tracks. Seems to also resolve to some other links too. Characters (i hadn't seen any other characters in the links as of now): "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789" Url format: hive.co/l/a hive.co/l/aa hive.co/l/aaa hive.co/l/aaaa and so on. Custom named ones found. (positions 1 and 2 are already archived) Status codes: 404 Not found, 302 redirect. example curl -i output http://paste.harrycross.me/view/6fcacf91#b5hwPAqom5CAJqVEELvF9Y89VvHnsnMm.
hotshorturl.com 2016-07-13 Requires free account to shorten URLs; example listed: hotshorturl.com/fv57
ity.im 2015-12-19 shows adverts, not clear if it still works as of 23:40, 19 December 2015 (EST)
joturl.com 2016-09-17 Doesn't appear guessable, HTML redirect ; smarturl.eu redirects here, but claims "not to be active"
kek.gg 2017-08-24 also an image host; currently generates non-sequential, four-character codes with at least the char set [a-zA-Z0-9-_]; always serves status 200; redirects using JavaScript but also offers a direct link in HTML. Examples: https://kek.gg/u/LXcZ, https://kek.gg/u/5Xh4, https://kek.gg/u/-kCG, https://kek.gg/u/nL_V, https://kek.gg/u/Yhs_
kics.it 2016-09-17 shourturl creation restricted to users of "MiniCRM"
l9k.net 2016-03-13 seems alive, allows public shortening as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
lien2.com 2015-11-29 http://lien2 . com/go/a6cx ; seems-non-incremental, only 583 shortened urls (as of 02:27, 29 November 2015 (EST) )
linkbucks.com 2016-05-28 Claims to be the "Social Advertising Network", appears to offer keyword highlighting, iframe and link-redirect advertising. Requires an account to create links, needs more investigation.
linkbun.ch 2016-03-14 combines multiple URLs into one short URL, probably requires custom code -- 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
lin.io 2015-12-07 uses frame/toolbar (site is alive as of 01:09, 7 December 2015 (EST))
ln.is 2015-12-12 linkis.com (also provides a way to comment on the linked page) ; ex: http://ln . is/vine.co/v/UA0PH -- the destination server appears to be included in the shortcode, which should make it harder to scrape (as of 02:56, 12 December 2015 (EST))
lt.tl 2015-12-09 site is up, says "Service will be back soon..." as of 01:31, 9 December 2015 (EST)
ly.my 2015-12-07
macte.ch 2016-03-14 seems alive, allows public shortening as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
mcaf.ee 2016-04-29
merky.de 2016-03-14 seems alive, allows public shortening as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
mgnet.me 2016-05-28 for torrent magnet URIs. -- Allows creation of new links, allows custom links. Sequentially generated: http://mgnet.me/bOwH7Kc http://mgnet.me/bOwH7K6 http://mgnet.me/bOwH7qZ (Also found examples: Oct 2014 ZxVD8CX; May 6 2016 bwxF6mZ) Unsure of ordering pattern. GET and HEAD request 200 status code (GET returns page with magnet link) with magnet link in header Magnet-Uri, Invalid code returns 302 with mgnet.me in Location header (both GET and HEAD).
moourl.com 2016-03-14 Random (alive as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT))
multiurl.com 2016-07-13 Claims to let you share multiple URLs at once
my.dot.tk/tweak Appears non-incremental
nao.usem.xyz 2017-01-06 takes screenshots of objectionable pages and displays them instead of the actual page, to avoid ad revenue. nonprofit without donation methods, could go away at any time. online as of 20:28, 6 January 2017 (EST)
nblo.gs 2015-11-07 no obvious way to create URLs from the home page as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST)
nbx.ch 2015-12-09 private shortener; appears up as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
news.me 2015-11-07 no obvious way to create URLs from the home page as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST)
nohref.hu 2016-09-17 Hungarian site; Allows custom shorturl & deletes links after a specified time period (or 1 year without use)
notlong.com 2015-11-07 Appears to be alpha-only - Ex: http://yeitoo.notlong . com/ ; doesn't seem to be allow creating new shorturls, as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST)
nowlinks.net 2016-07-13 Seems alive; example URL created on 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT): http://nowlinks.net/Qh7id2
nutshellurl.com 2016-03-20 Appears incremental. 301s to a redirector script, which then 301s you to the destination. Seems alive as of 14:59, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
omani.ac 2016-07-13 May be alive; creating a URL seemed to fail
ozn.st 2016-07-13 Claims to be for personal use only
p.pw 2015-11-07 sells interstitial ads before showing the full URL; likely to be harder to scrape (as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST))
perma.cc 2016-06-29 Web snapshotting for academics, while not strictly an URL shortener, I'd like to see all of the perma.cc item pages in the Wayback. Here's how to generate the list of all public perma.cc/FOO links:

curl 'https://api.perma.cc/v1/public/archives/?limit=3&offset=0' | bin/jq '.objects[] | .guid' curl 'https://api.perma.cc/v1/public/archives/?limit=3&offset=3' | bin/jq '.objects[] | .guid'

po.st 2015-11-07 "social sharing platform"; no obvious way to create URLs from the home page (as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST))
prettylinkpro.com 2016-02-10 "Affiliate Link Cloaker and URL Shortener for WordPress"; doesn't seem to provide public shortening; unclear what the short URLs look like; site appears alive as of 01:10, 10 February 2016 (EST)
prsm.tc 2016-06-10 getprismatic.com ; ex: http://prsm.tc/GB2HP2 -> http://getprismatic.com/story/1428656915049?share=MzY4MjEx.MTQyODY1NjkxNTA0OQ.gH9aD6dy4y7zDFgIYQcLrW9KaeE -> (via some convoluted mess) http://scvincent.com/2015/04/10/when-reviews-really-matter/ ; non-redirects still get redirected to http://getprismatic.com/404 -- getprismatic.com no longer resolves, prsm.tc resolves but returns 503 with "Back-end server is at capacity" reason as of 03:31, 10 June 2016 (EDT)
ptiturl.com 2016-03-20 appears to be in French; seems alive and allowing public shortening as of 14:59, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
qik.li 2015-12-12 site appears to allow public shortening as of 02:24, 12 December 2015 (EST); tried to set up a warrior job, but it kept erroring out, as of 02:13, 21 March 2017 (EDT)
qoo.ly 2017-12-29 Appears to use 5 character, lowercase letters and numbers. Valid: 301, destination in Location header. Invalid: 404, sets cookie (Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=..), plain text content. Homepage used to be an url shortener, after 2016-05-23 (according to archive.org) qoo.ly homepage is broken in its current form. *Now it may* be a social media management shortener by socialreport.com
qqt.ir 2017-08-21 Alias of 1o2.ir; simply 301 redirects all URLs (including invalid shortcodes) to 1o2.ir; alive as of 2017-08-21 19:10 UTC. Example: http://qqt.ir/u4qer
qr.net 2016-02-10 has a redirect from http://3.ly (but other pages on 3.ly seem to redirect to a parking page, http://www.threely.com ) ex: qr.net/bpEjJ & qr.net/bitdo ; allows public shortening; 6,270,241 made as of 01:10, 10 February 2016 (EST)
qttr.at 2016-12-04 shortener for quitter.se (and possibly other GNU social instances that go by the name of quitter, such as https://quitter.no and https://quitter.is. Works as of 18:57, 4 December 2016 (EST)
qurl.com 2015-12-10 site appears to allow public shortening as of 01:03, 10 December 2015 (EST) (also runs an image sharing service)
r.ebay.com 2016-06-10 Working and producing new shortlinks. Currently 6 characters, [a-zA-z1-9], looks random. Responds to both GET and HEAD requests. Valid returns 301 to rover.ebay(.com,co.uk,de,etc.), then another 301 to eBay. (com,co.uk,etc.)/itm/.. (How long are expired item listings kept? These likely expire at the same time.) Invalid returns 301 to http://pages.ebay.com, then another 301 to http://www.ebay.com - ex: r.ebay.com/gjbfkl r.ebay.com/rOhipo r.ebay.com/IH3etu r.ebay.com/eF1ofu
rlu dot ru 2016-05-15 seems alive as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT) - Allows creation of new shortlinks, does not appear to allow custom shortlinks. Currently issues 4 characters, older links use 3 characters, appears to use [a-zA-Z0-9]*, seems to be sequential: http://rlu . ru/TDzw http://rlu . ru/TDzz Valid returns 301 with destination in Location header, invalid returns 404 (GET and HEAD). (as of 17:18, 15 May 2016 (EDT))
s2r.co 2016-07-13 Seems alive
s7y.us 2016-03-20 seems alive and allowing public shortening as of 14:59, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
safe.mn 2016-04-03 Claims to provide archive of shortened URLs at safe.mn/static/safemn.zip ; seems alive as of 01:12, 3 April 2016 (EDT)
seomafia.net 2016-07-13 Seems alive; example URL created at 02:00, 14 July 2016 (EDT): http://seomafia.net/aN5V
shadyurl.com 2016-04-12 Complex, Valid: 301 (Location header correct), Invalid: 301 (Empty location), ex.: http://www.5z8 dot info/trojan_sunz http://www.5z8 dot info/how-to-stop-immigration-for-good.pdf_w7g7no_yourdick (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
shorl.com 2016-04-12 Will need custom code to accommodate "Koremutake", an alphabet of 128 phonetically unique phonemes, which is documented here and at http://shorl dot com/koremutake.php. Random six-phoneme code (meaning there are 128⁶ = 4.4 trillion combinations), valid: 200 (no Location header), invalid: 404, http://shorl[.]com/[a-z]{13}, ex.: http://shorl dot com/tisikestibahu, http://shorl dot com/stugipenefife (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT); verified 2017-10-09 15:30 UTC)
shorte.st 2016-09-17 sells interstitial ads before showing the full URL; likely to be harder to scrape
shorturl.com 2016-04-12 Random, Valid: 302 (Location header correct), Invalid: 200, http://alturl dot com/[a-z0-9]{5}, ex.: http://alturl dot com/j5vmv (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
shorturl.im 2016-10-07 Probably owned by the same people as shrink.im, based on the reused graphics / design
shrink.im 2016-10-07 Probably owned by the same people as shorturl.im, based on the reused graphics / design
sh.st 2016-10-03 Alternative domain name for shorte.st, and one letter away from what it should be. Displays ads before redirection. Fails to redirect with Javascript disabled.
smallr.net 2016-04-12 Likely sequential, Allows custom URLs, Must include trailing '/', Valid: 301 (Location correct), Invalid: 404, http://smallr.net/[a-z0-9]{1-4}/, ex.: http://smallr.net/5em/ (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
smarturl.it 2016-06-10 smartURL -- smarturl.it, hyperurl.co - Allows creation, returns 'hyperurl.co' shortlinks, 6 character, [a-z0-9], **appears case insensitive**, allows custom code on hyperurl.co to all, custom on smarturl.it to "verified accounts". Can redirect to different links based on country and device (additional marketing options for "enterprise" accounts). Duplicate links get a new code. Responds to both GET and HEAD. Valid returns 301 with destination in Location header. Invalid returns 404. hyperurl.co/cxmdix hyperurl.co/le1lsr hyperurl.co/2br774 hyperurl.co/9cud4f
smurl.name 2016-04-12 60 seconds ads, Random, ex.: http://smurl.name/yMuzr (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
soa.li / soc.li 2016-09-17 Gigya inc. ; may be dead, page says: "The remote name could not be resolved: 'li'"
soli.dm 2015-12-16 Solid Media Group - Domain registered 2014-05-26, Google search shows 566 results as of 12-16-2015. Alphabet: A-Z a-z 0-9 (typically 5 characters long). Valid HTTP Code is 301, invalid is 404. Nonsequential shorturls, no public ability to create shorturls.
soo.gd 2016-07-13 Seems alive; has alarming smiley face with thumbs up image
sp2.ro 2016-04-12 Likely random, Valid: 301 (Location header correct), Invalid: 302, http://sp2.ro/[a-f0-9]{6}, ex.: http://sp2.ro/d05889 (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
spnsr.tw sponsoredtweets.com
surl.co.uk 2016-09-17 Many shortening options.
t1p.de / ogy.de / 0cn.de / kurzelinks.de 2016-03-15 Alive as of 11:17, 15 March 2016 (EDT); http://t1p(dot)de/ggl, non-sequential, custom URLs possible; Valid returns HTTP 302 with Location set; Invalid returns HTTP 301 to error page with requested shortener URL in Location header
tinyarrows.com / ta.gd / ri.ms / ➡.ws / ➨.ws / ➯.ws / ➔.ws / ➞.ws / ➽.ws / ➹.ws / ✩.ws / ✿.ws / ❥.ws / ›.ws / ⌘.ws / ‽.ws / ☁.ws Appears non-incremental: uses user-defined words for URLs (e.g. http://➡.ws/URLTEAM)
tiny.cc 2015-12-12 Appears non-incremental (alive as of 18:21, 12 December 2015 (EST))
tiny.ly 2016-01-01
tip.pe 2016-07-13 Appears to load a Commodore emulator, that claims to be a URL shortener. Very strange.
trib.al (alias: gizmo.do ) 2016-08-18 Does not appear to allow public creation of new short-URLs; owned by SocialFlow - examples: http://trib.al/600YOWx http://trib.al/TqoIUv3 http://trib.al/CeyQgiY http://trib.al/pYINp17 (appears to be random and [a-zA-Z0-9]{7}) Valid returns 301, invalid returns 404 (GET/HEAD)
twitthis.com 2015-11-07 requires a Twitter account to create shortURLs (as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST))
twiturl dot de 2016-04-12 Custom urls only?, goes via two redirects, Valid: 302 (Location ends with '&loc=LINK', LINK is the original URL), Invalid: 302 (Location ends with '&loc=http://www dot twiturl.de'), ex.:http://twiturl dot de/gudet (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
trunc.it 2015-12-12 closed, but still resolving existing URLs as of 17:43, 12 December 2015 (EST); http://trunc . it/pssga ; returns 301 for existing and non-existing shortcodes
tzd.me 2016-10-31 Has an export function built for easy import: http://api.tzd.me/export.php?meta returns a JSON object with meta-information, and http://api.tzd.me/export.php?page=0 will export the list in BEACON format, with headers to indicate pagination status.
untiny.me 2016-04-29
ushare.education 2016-11-19 The resource-sharing website for Scottish educational resources (run in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority). Not very active, or well known by students / teachers. Resources are shared by a URL, which is shortened. Resources also include a description and rating. All resources can be viewed through the "Search Resources" page, although this likely requires visiting all of the 101 pages in the search results. Each page holds roughly 10 results, so there is probably only around 1000 total URLs, with only a handful being added daily. URLs take the form: http://ushare.education/rsl/<ID>, with ID being an arbitrary non-user-definable string. However the URL shortener seems to have been poorly designed, and http://ushare.education/rsl/null is listed as a link to a resource, yet it does not work. Other links work, and it is currently unknown how many links suffer from this problem - perhaps there is only one. The links on the website are in fact full links to the original resources. This means that it is not necessary even to visit the links to determine their destination - simply parsing the href attribute of the link's tag will do.
url.az 2016-04-29 Pays for URLs shortened through it (presumably with ads, thereby likely more difficult to scrape) as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
url.ie 2016-04-29 Returns 302 with URL in Location header for valid URLs. Returns 404 for invalid URLs. Sequential lowercase alphanumeric. Namespace has reached 4 characters. Alive as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
usite.hu/link.php 2016-08-18 Numeric incremental, public database - [0-9]{1,5}, starts at 1 (see http://usite.hu/link.php?k=16000 for full list of links) ex: http://usite.hu/x/18084 http://usite.hu/x/18085 valid requests return 302 Redirect to target link, invalid requests return 302 to /link.php (GET/HEAD)
vgn.am 2016-09-18 Seems to be official shortener for Virgin Airlines; ex: vgn.am/6015BZvwd vgn.am/6189BHrg5 ; appears to be implemented by sprinklr.com based on the error page
vk.cc 2015-11-07 no obvious way to create URLs from the home page (as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST))
vk-cc.com 2017-06-25 (not the same as vk.cc) Russian url shortener for any url, not only from vk. You can shorten without registration Valid: "HTTP/1.1 200 OK", does not return Location. Invalid: "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found". As of 2017-06-25 the homepage says the total number of shorten links are 12144.(Does this include password protected, or only the public ones?) Example: https://vk-cc.com/1txW I shortened 6 urls, resulted with 4 to 6 characters, 0-1A-Za-z, with similar/same characters next to each other (XX, 0O), able to start with numbers. Also able to create custom short urls (with the field with the A - placeholder="Свой адрес короткой ссылки" with maxlength="50" (!)) Potencial issue: on the default, not registered shortening setting it has a 5-second contdown (intermediate page) and a clickable link after the countdown. Solvable by view-source:https://vk-cc.com/1txW, link on the 151th line (always at the same place with the default settings). TODO: explore short url options (timer, password, multiple urls...) creation with registration.
vzturl.com 2016-02-10 example: http://vzturl.com/apa83 ; appears to allow public shortening, alive as of 01:10, 10 February 2016 (EST)
wapurl.co.uk 2016-09-18 seems alive ; claims to be soon restricting their API to registered users
xar.ph 2016-12-13 Bitly alias, no new entries since April 2016.
xurl.es 2016-05-15 seems alive as of 02:37, 14 May 2016 (EDT) - Allows creation of new shortlinks, currently 5 characters (lowercase + digits), appears to be random. http://xurl . es/7dnv0 Allows converting a shortlink into a custom link. Valid returns 302 with destination in Location header, invalid returns 302 with Location: http://xurl . es for both GET and HEAD. (as of 01:39, 15 May 2016 (EDT))
x.vu 2016-09-05 seems alive, allows public shortening. Example: x.vu/vR8ptx
xxsURL.de 2016-04-14
y0.hu 2017-06-17
y2u.be 2016-09-17 meant for YouTube videos, simply redirects anything to the corresponding YouTube ID, i.e. http://www.y2u . be/7458qm becomes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7458qm (as such, not relevant to URLTeam)
yep.it 2016-06-14 allows custom shortcodes; validates provided URL; example: http://yep . it/bgnhpu ; seems non-incremental, only lowercase letters; appears to make the whole database available via: http://yep . it/stat.php?page=5719 (as of 20:08, 7 November 2015 (EST)); claims 36,383 URLs as of 00:58, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
zi.ma 2016-04-14 DNS didn't resolve at one point, but seems alive (although it's not totally clear it offers url shortening) as of 02:50, 14 May 2016 (EDT) Appears to combine multiple URLs into one short URL (see linkbun.ch)
Shortener Last Checked on Notes

"Official" shorteners

This section lists shorteners specific for certain companies or services. Most of the time, these are limited to the relevant platforms, and it's often not possible to manually create shortlinks.

  • aka.ms - Internal shortener for Microsoft - There is a log in page at https://aka.ms, though only employee Microsoft accounts appear to be allowed access. - Examples: https://aka.ms/wsldocs, http://aka.ms/free, http://aka.ms/MIMWAL, http://aka.ms/MIMWAL/Releases
  • ask.fm/a - ASKfm - Seems non-incremental; appears to no longer exist as of 2017-08-21 13:30 UTC, returning 404. - Example: http://ask.fm/a/40k05kgp -> http://ask.fm/Q7Niki/answer/42128504404
  • bln.gs - Blingee - Examples: http://bln.gs/b/28fss0, http://bln.gs/b/1
  • bsa.ly - private shortener for BuySellAds.com as of 15:05, 2 January 2016 (EST)
  • CokeURL.com - Coca-Cola - Examples: https://cokeurl.com/3yuz9, https://cokeurl.com/vs5s, https://cokeurl.com/theaterseat
  • ctv.news - ctvnews.ca
  • di.sn - Disney - Appears to have a few different schemes. Valid response = 301 to URL with "Location: " header. Invalid response: 301 to /error?url=theinvalidurlgoeshere in "Location: " header. No apparent public method to create URLs. - Examples: http://di.sn/rht, http://di.sn/6015ByMqD, http://di.sn/6006IwjY, http://di.sn/a05C.
  • disq.us - Disqus
  • eepurl.com - MailChimp - Allowed public shortening for a while; only allows use by MailChimp customers as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST).
  • fav.me - deviantART - Appears to be in heavy use on deviantART itself and on Twitter (probably elsewhere). Format is d[a-z0-9]{1,6} and represents the deviation's ID number in base 36. Seems to restrict by user-agent: using user-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.102 Safari/537.36 (GET and HEAD) provides a 301 redirect, destination in Location:, without 403 Forbidden. Invalid: 404 - Example: http://fav.me/d31sfml
  • fb.me - Facebook
  • flic.kr - Flickr
  • fnd.us - Fundrazr.com
  • g.co - Google (used for Google products and services)
  • getpocket.com/s/ - Pocket
  • git.io - GitHub only URLs - Public form at https://git.io/, only accepts github.com URLs. URLs appear to be sequential for some operations. Valid = 302, invalid = 404. - Examples: https://git.io/xYTU, https://git.io/vtrEf, https://git.io/bQ6v7Q
  • go.code42.com - Internal shortener of Code42, the company behind CrashPlan. Redirects using JavaScript. - Examples: http://go.code42.com/o03zP00lB00oqO0uRUMbJM0, http://go.code42.com/CM700s0hM0GO0Pbt3i02U0i
  • goo.gl - Google
  • gsfn.us - Get Satisfaction - 0-9a-z, appears sequential, highest ID around 5???? as of 2017-10-08. Simply redirected to getsatisfaction.com, which does the actual redirect. - Examples: http://gsfn.us/t/2aoq7, http://gsfn.us/t/51hin
  • gty.im - Getty Images - Links by editorial number - Example: http://gty.im/488068439
  • hrts.me - University of Hertfordshire. Short codes seem to match [a-zA-Z0-9]{5}. No HEAD support; 301 + Location header on success, 404 on error. Mainly used on https://twitter.com/UniofHerts - Example (2017-08-21 13:45 UTC): http://hrts.me/J2o9h
  • hub.me - HubPages - Two types of short URLs, starting with either "a" (for "article"?) or "r" (for "replies"?). The shortcode afterwards is then a base62-encoded ID (0-9a-zA-Z). Highest IDs as of 2017-10-09 near the example links. - Examples: http://hub dot me/alvyn, http://hub dot me/r1cxN
  • igg.me - Indiegogo - Most seem to use chosen names - Examples: http://igg.me/at/defendbitcoinmagazine, http://igg.me/at/1NaE6yoZIaY
  • kas.pr - Kaspersky Lab - Requires login; 302 redirect/404 error on GET, does not support HEAD - Examples (2017-08-24): https://kas.pr/x4Hq, https://kas.pr/Hga7, https://kas.pr/A9Rp
  • lnkd.in - LinkedIn
  • mfi.re - MediaFire
  • mir.cr - Mirror Creator
  • msft.it - Microsoft (or maybe something called "Sprinklr"?)
  • mysp.ac - Myspace
  • off365.ms - Office 365
  • pocket.co - Pocket
  • post.ly - Posterous
  • qr.ae - Quora
  • redd.it - Reddit
  • rsg.ms - Rockstar Games
  • skfb.ly - Sketchfab - Maps to https://sketchfab.com/s/CODE, which performs the actual redirect. Some very old links appear to use 9-char lower-case alphanumeric codes. In February 2017, four-char codes of [0-9a-zA-Z] were exhausted, after which they apparently switched to five-char codes (same charset) starting around 6????. - Examples: http://skfb.ly/mki3fe1d0, https://skfb.ly/GXzZ, https://skfb.ly/6nCrW
  • su.pr - StumbleUpon
  • t.co - Twitter
  • tl.gd - TwitLonger - Maybe Sequential, site specific, maps directly to www.twitlonger.com - Examples (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT)):http://tl.gd/79aumf -> http://www.twitlonger.com/show/79aumf, http://tl.gd/n_1sn6j78 -> http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sn6j78
  • tmblr.co - Tumblr - HEAD and GET supported; 301 on success, 404 on error. The shortcodes are too long for terroroftinytown to handle. - Examples: https://tmblr.co/Z4fZpx1gfu_mU, https://tmblr.co/ZIKCSm1uGRMbv, https://tmblr.co/ZAvEqsfi4_rO, https://tmblr.co/Zqar4t1x8GPpN, https://tmblr.co/ZJ8Wby1L9QRac
  • tmi.me - UberSocial - Message shortener (for Twitter) rather than URL shortener. Likely sequential. See first example link for some more info. - Examples (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT)): http://tmi.me/43vkS, http://tmi.me/1fdmrO
  • tw.appstore.com - Apple App Store
  • uoft.me - University of Toronto
  • upl.nu - Ung Pirat (Youth Pirate Party, Sweden)
  • wh.gov - White House - Just expands wh.gov into www.whitehouse.gov (as of 20:53, 5 December 2015 (EST), verified 2017-08-21 14:00 UTC) - Example: https://wh.gov/i3lXR
  • wp.me - Wordpress.com - HEAD; 301 on success, 404 on error. The shortcodes can have two different formats. - Examples: http://wp.me/f2B5, http://wp.me/sf2B5-shorten, https://wp.me/a92Te1-q
    • The simple format encodes a blog's "siteID" in base62 (0-9a-zA-Z).
    • The more complex one is used for specific pages on a blog and matches ^https?://wp\.me/(?P<type>[sPpa])(?P<blogID>[0-9a-zA-Z]+)-(?P<identifier>.+)$; the types stand for "slug", "page", "post", and "attachment", respectively. For "slug", the identifier is a custom-chosen name. "Page", "post", and "attachment" types map to the page_id, p, and attachment_id URL parameters, respectively (e.g. https://wp.me/Pf2B5-1 -> http://en.blog.wordpress.com/?page_id=1), which then redirect to the relevant page or return a 404.
  • youtu.be - YouTube
bit.ly aliases

A bit.ly alias works just like a bit.ly URL. The shortcode is the same, it sets the same bit.ly cookie, and DNS resolving the address shows the IP addresses are the same as bit.ly. The homepage may be different however. (Bit.ly IPs (as of 10/18/2016): 67.199.248.{10,11,12,13} see support.bitly dot com/knowledgebase/articles/76741-how-do-i-set-up-a-custom-short-domain-)

  • 1.usa.gov - USA Government
  • 4sq.com - Foursquare
  • abcn.ws - ABC News (examples: abcn.ws/1aOoijH ; abcn.ws/okiWbi )
  • aje.me - Aljazeera
  • amzn.to - Amazon
  • arfo.sk
  • atfp.co - Foreign Policy
  • bbc.in - BBC
  • bbybgrl.com
  • binged.it - Bing (bonus points for being longer than bing.com)
  • blizz.ly - Blizzard, some matches up (the generated ones), but there are a few which differ from their bit.ly/ counterpart, the direct (with meaningful words) like http://blizz.ly/BuyOverwatch
  • bloom.bg - Bloomberg
  • bzfd.it - Buzzfeed
  • canva.link
  • carrot.cr - Carrot Creative
  • cb.com - Career Builder
  • chzb.gr - Cheezeburger
  • cnet.co - CNET
  • cnnmon.ie - CNN Money
  • conta.cc - Constant Contact Inc.
  • corb.is - Corbis Images
  • cot.ag
  • crks.me - as of 03:05, 19 August 2016 (EDT)
  • curbed.cc - Curbed.com
  • dag.gy
  • econ.st - The Economist
  • emarketee.rs - Emarketeers
  • engri.sh - Engrish.com
  • eonli.ne - E! Online
  • es.pn - ESPN
  • feedly.com/k/ - redirect, see below for their own
  • fltsim.me
  • fxn.ws - Fox News (Examples: fxn.ws/18KBPhy, fxn.ws/1MqIqKs, fxn.ws/1jAAK0M) - Valid response: 301 with URL in Location: header. Invalid response: 302 with www.foxnews.com in Location: header. Space appears to be too large to search.
  • gph.is - giphy.com
  • grd.to - The Grid TO
  • hub.am - HubSpot
  • huff.to - Huffington Post
  • ift.tt - IFTTT
  • j.mp - bit.ly[2]
  • jrnl.to - thejournal.ie
  • kck.st - Kickstarter
  • kore.us
  • lat.ms - Los Angeles Times
  • lemde.fr -- alive as of 01:10, 10 February 2016 (EST)
  • lft.to - Lyft
  • marsdd.it - MaRS Discovery District
  • mbist.ro - MediaBistro
  • mojo.ly - Mother Jones
  • nydn.us - New York Daily News
  • nyti.ms - The New York Times
  • on.si.com
  • reut.rs - Reuters
  • snd.sc - Soundcloud
  • spoti.fi - Spotify
  • stanford.io - Stanford University
  • theatln.tc - The Atlantic
  • ti.me - Time Magazine
  • usat.ly - USA TODAY
  • vstphl.ly - Visit Philly
  • wapo.st - Washington Post (ex: http://wapo.st/2bhQGBv ) alive as of 01:11, 14 October 2016 (EDT)
  • whrt.it - We Heart It (weheartit.com); shortener domain does not resolve as of 2017-09-08 00:25 UTC, but the main site is still online

Dead or Broken

(please keep list alphabetized)

  • 1click.im - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • 1dl.us - For sale as of 21:05, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • 1link.in - Website dead
  • 1url.com - Server not responding as of 01:10, 10 February 2016 (EST)
  • 2big.at - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • 2su.de - domain for sale as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • 2tag.nl - generated QR codes for the short URLs for use on social media; domain sold sometime between 2016-06-19 and 2016-08-02; old links broken as of 2017-08-21
  • 301.to - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • 307.to - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • 4ks.net - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • 4ms.me - redirects to twoo.com as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • 4zip.in - For sale as of 21:05, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • 6url.com - HTML redirect, Error 500 ; Windows IIS blank page as of 02:13, 26 December 2015 (EST)
  • 7rz.de -- "Under Construction" page as of 02:13, 26 December 2015 (EST)
  • 7vd.cn -- Server not responding as of 04:04, 1 January 2016 (EST) ; was Baidu Short URL service. Example: http://7vd.cn/rjtS
  • a.gd - redirects to eg.gg which is a (somewhat entertaining) parking page as of 02:13, 26 December 2015 (EST)
  • a.nF - seems to allow public shortening; has list of recent short URLs, and totals (9279 total); appears alive as 02:12, 26 December 2015 (EST) ; server not responding as of 23:38, 26 February 2016 (EST)
  • aa.cx - Redirects to a non-English VPS site as of 00:58, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
  • abcurl.net - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • abra.me - server down as of 21:52, 21 November 2015 (EST)
  • ad.vu - mirror of adjix.com, application not found; DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • ad4.us - For sale as of 21:05, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • adcraft.co - parking page as of 19:43, 9 January 2016 (EST)
  • adcrun.ch - parking page as of 18:06, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • adfro.gs - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • adnld.com - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • adshor.tk - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • adspl.us - parking page as of 21:05, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • adzip.us - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • afx.cc - Just the letters "afx" in a giant, bright green font as of 02:13, 26 December 2015 (EST)
  • aka.gr -- "This account has been suspended" as of 03:57, 1 January 2016 (EST) It was a Greek url shortener, written by Konstantinos Botonakis, with sponsored ads. Ex: http://aka.gr/bit
  • ar.gy - GitHub holding page as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
  • arm.in - domain for sale as of 21:44, 21 November 2015 (EST)
  • arst.ch - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • articleshrine.com - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • asso.in - seems dead (parking page?) as of 2017-08-21 21:20 UTC
  • aurls.info - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • bacn.me
  • be.vc
  • biglnk.com - dead, replaced with unrelated blog
  • biturl.net - for sale as of 01:01, 6 June 2016 (EDT)
  • bizz.cc - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • bloat.me - parking page as of 15:05, 2 January 2016 (EST)
  • Buk.me - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • buraga.org - seems to be a social network, not a url shortener as of 01:01, 6 June 2016 (EDT)
  • bwtm.co - DNS fails to resolve.
  • calyp.co - Server error. 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.
  • canurl.com - Website dead
  • catchylink.com - Advertising a mutual fund as of 01:31, 13 December 2015 (EST)
  • catchyurl.co
  • cf.ly (CashFly.com) -- redirects to happydaydeals4you.com as of 02:04, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • chod.sk - Appears non-incremental, not resolving
  • cl.lk - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • cli.gs - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST); Appears non-incremental
  • cliccami.info - Apache default page as of 15:33, 2 January 2016 (EST)
  • clk.my - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • clop.in -- domain parked as of 21:52, 21 November 2015 (EST)
  • coge.la -- just a logo as of 22:00, 21 November 2015 (EST)
  • come.to - (wayback of homepage) Related to various .to shorteners. Started in 1997, killed in 2013 after parent company died.
  • Crum.pl - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • da.co - Parked as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
  • dai3.net - Offers a URL shorting service, but it doesn't seem to work; unclear if existing links work; as of 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • dfl.me - For sale as of 03:09, 19 August 2016 (EDT)
  • dft.ba - Server gone as of 01:11, 17 November 2015 (EST) ; site had shutdown message (claiming links would continue to work), from July 2015 through Sept 2015. "Don't forget to be awesome - custom shortened name", by DFTBA Records. Examples: http://dft.ba/-aWOr ; http://dft.ba/-bitdo ; http://dft.ba/-urlshortener
  • digg.com - discontinued - [1]
  • domainonair.com - appears to just offer DNS services as of 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • do.my - Blank page as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
  • dollarfalls.info - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • dopen.us - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • dwarfurl.com - Numeric, appears incremental: http://dwarfurl.com/08041 ; domain for sale as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST)
  • easy.tc - DNS not resolving.
  • easyuri.com - Appears hex incremental with last digit random/checksum: http://easyuri.com/1339f , http://easyuri.com/133a3 ; blank page as of 01:35, 10 February 2016 (EST); doesn't respond as of 23:34, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
  • eqent.me - Improper redirect to bitly.
  • esyURL.com - Russian error page saying the site is temporarily suspended as of 23:34, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
  • eweri.com - doesn't respond as of 23:34, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
  • fa.by - Shut down on Apr 8, 2012 (according to Wayback). Last checked 01:22, 17 February 2016 (EST)
  • feedzil.la - Domain parked; server doesn't respond as of 01:22, 17 February 2016 (EST)
  • fff.to - Parking page as of 01:22, 17 February 2016 (EST)
  • fire.to - Server doesn't respond as of 01:22, 17 February 2016 (EST)
  • flpbd.it - Flipboard -- Appears down as of 02:45, 19 May 2016 (EDT)
  • fly2.ws - Empty page as of 01:22, 17 February 2016 (EST)
  • fon.gs - server down as of 22:00, 21 November 2015 (EST); DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • freak.to - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • fuseurl.com - Account Suspended as of 00:29, 6 October 2016 (EDT)
  • fuzzy.to - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • fwd4.me - redirects to a site about traffic cameras as of 22:00, 21 November 2015 (EST)
  • fwib.net - parking page as of 01:22, 17 February 2016 (EST)
  • g.ro.lt - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • gca.sh - Dead website, broken links as of 17 Augustus 2017 (CEST). According to archive.org: it was working on 2016 April 26, but not on 2016 October 1. Owned by GCash.com, which has a working website at the moment.
  • gl.am - Empty as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • go.to - sold its domains on Sedo apparently.
  • go2.me - everything 404s
  • go2cut.com - Website dead
  • gob.li - Golbin Ridge Limited. Timed out
  • gonext.org - not resolving
  • goshrink.com - not resolving as of 02:13, 4 December 2016 (EST)
  • gurl.es - Server not responding as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • gx.si
  • gyar.eu - Server gone as of 01:07, 17 November 2015 (EST) (examples: http://gyar.eu/c8 ; http:// gyar.eu/agB)
  • hao.jp - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • hashonomy.com - Timed out
  • hex.io - Gandi parking page as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • hj.to -- server requests HTTP Basic auth as of 22:05, 21 November 2015 (EST)
  • hmm.li -- "dead for some time" and likely unrelated to hmm.ph according to hmmm_ on IRC as of 2017-08-14 20:40 UTC
  • hmm.ph -- Domain for sale as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • hop.im -- a personal homepage as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • href.hu
  • href.in - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • htcdev.net - DNS not resolving.
  • Hurl.it - does not seem to be a shortener as of 02:13, 4 December 2016 (EST)
  • hurl.me - doesn't resolve as of 02:13, 4 December 2016 (EST)
  • hurl.no - Shut down sometime between March 5, 2011 and May 29, 2011 due to an influx of spam. As of 02:24, 3 December 2015 (EST), the domain appears to be owned by someone else.
  • hurl.ws - spam blog as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • hsblinks.com - app login page as of 02:13, 4 December 2016 (EST)
  • htxt.it - redirects to spam as of 02:13, 4 December 2016 (EST)
  • iawtp.me - DNS not resolving
  • icanhaz.com - Contains a "closed as of June 2010" message as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • icymi.me - DNS not resolving
  • idek dot net DNS not resolving as of 00:04, 6 October 2016 (EDT) ; seemed alive, allowed public shortening as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT) ; idek dot net/CDN, idek dot net/CND ; alphabet: asdASD123 ; 600 ghits ; 3, some 4 char length; existing: 301 - location ; not existing: http://new.idek dot net/SHORTCODE ; new.idek.net broken, cant create new links. seems incremental
  • ik.my - Domain for sale as of 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • iKr.me - Asian-script spam site as of 02:24, 3 December 2015 (EST)
  • ilix.in - domain parked
  • imfy.us - requires a recaptcha to get to the linked site, and avast goes nuts. DNS fails to resolve.
  • infovak.com - redirects to some marketing site as of 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • inspr.in - Inspired Beta. Can't find server
  • ir.pe - server times out as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • irt.me - DNS not resolving as of 02:24, 3 December 2015 (EST)
  • its.my - Just an advert as of 04:07, 1 January 2016 (EST)
  • itz.bz - domain parked as of 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • ix.it - Not resolving
  • ix.lt - website about a "Music Without Walls" project (?) as of 02:13, 4 December 2016 (EST)
  • j2j.de - empty blog as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • jijr.com - Doesn't appear to be a shortener, now parked as of 04:07, 1 January 2016 (EST)
  • joomlagyar.hu/usb - DNS not resolving
  • jump.to - dead as of February 1, 2013
  • k.vu - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • kaaf.com - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • keTKP.in - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • kisa.ch - Domain for sale as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT)
  • kissa.be - "Kissa.be url shortener service is shutdown"
  • kl.am - "kl.am Closes its Shell" (server not available as of 15:48, 13 March 2016 (EDT))
  • kly.so - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • Kots.Nu - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • krunchd.com - redirects to a real estate site as of 00:58, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
  • krz.ch - redirects to idealizer.ch (SEO company) as of 02:24, 3 December 2015 (EST)
  • kuijt.nu - replaced with unrelated site
  • kurl.us - Parked.
  • l1nks.org - redirects to Asian porn site as of 01:46, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • l.gg - server not responding as of 01:31, 13 December 2015 (EST)
  • l.pr - LinksPreadeR (review from TechCrunch [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is]) - DNS not resolving as of 01:09, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • liltext.com - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • linkee.com - shut down with a notice on July 23, 2014
  • liurl.cn - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • lk.to
  • ln-s dot ru - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • ln-s.net - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • LNK.by - Cyrillic domain parking page as of 01:09, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • lnk.gd - "This account has been suspended. Either the domain has been overused, or the reseller ran out of resources." as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • lnk.ly - DNS not resolving as of 01:09, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • lnk.ms - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • lnk.nu - parking page as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • lnkurl.com - Website empty as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
  • lru.jp - Just shows a login form as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
  • lst.bz - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • lurl.no - Server doesn't respond as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
  • m112.hu - Link creation (and website) appears to be broken as of 22:28, 28 May 2016 (EDT)
  • mangk.us - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • marv.ly - DNS fails to resolve.
  • mash.to - Cannot connect ; Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • me.lt - Connection refused.
  • me2.hu - DNS error as of 22:28, 28 May 2016 (EDT)
  • memurl.com - Pronounceable. Broken.
  • mens.hm - Not responding (timeout)
  • micURL.com - parking page as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • miklos.dk - Doesn't appear guessable: http://miklos.dk/!z7bA6a - "Vi arbejder på sagen..."
  • min2.me - now a CDN called bit2me (?) as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • mindless.co
  • minilien.com - Doesn't appear guessable: http://minilien.com/?9nyvwnA0gh - Website dead
  • minilink.org - parking page as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • minim.in - Times out
  • miniurl.com - Just an ad page as of 00:53, 14 March 2016 (EDT)
  • miniurl.hu - Times out as of 22:28, 28 May 2016 (EDT)
  • minurl.org - Presently in ERROR 404
  • mke.me - Service Temporarily Unavailable as of 00:58, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
  • ms.me - Parked.
  • msplinks.com - Used by Myspace[2]
  • mtw.tl - everything 403s
  • muhlink.com - Not resolving
  • myloc.me - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • MySp.in - parking page as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • mytinyurl.com - redirects to an unrelated image
  • MyURL.in - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • myurl.us - cpanel frontend
  • myv.bz - Not resolving
  • ndurl.com - redirects to site offering "Minecraft for Free" as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • nm.ly - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • nn.nf - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • not.my - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • nsyed.com - Just contains a short equation as of 02:00, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • nxy.in - Just displays "HNY 2016!" as of 15:00, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
  • nyturl.com - NY Times (bonus points for being longer than nyt.com, which they own). Taken by squatters
  • o-x.fr - Non-loading adverts as of 01:11, 3 April 2016 (EDT)
  • oc1.us - parking page as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • om.ly - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • omf.gd - DNS not responding as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST) ; Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • onvzi.com - DNS fails to resolve.
  • ooqx.com - domain for sale as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • ooze.us - domain for sale as of 02:00, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • orz.se - domain registrar as of 01:11, 3 April 2016 (EDT)
  • otf.me - Empty WordPress site
  • para.pt - parking page as of 01:31, 13 December 2015 (EST)
  • Pendek.in - parking page as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • Pic.gd - appears to be an image sharing site as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • Piko.me - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • ping.fm - Fails to resolve.
  • PiURL.com - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • pli.gs - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • pln.so - Not working.
  • Plo.cc - parking page as of 01:53, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • plzretwt.me - Fails to resolve.
  • pnut.co - see nutshellurl.com Ex: http://pnut.co/3a (returns 200 on a HEAD request; will need to use GET requests) -- Connection times out (nutshellurl.com still working, see Alive) as of 03:45, 10 June 2016 (EDT)
  • pops.ci - pops.ci/Q0dFvW ; all 6 Character ; uppercase, lowercase & digits ; ~2500 Results(according to google) ; existing: 301, Location: ; not existing: 404, 302(redirs to popsci main page); DNS doesn't resolve as of 00:27, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • pp.gg - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • pt2.me - default server page as of 02:09, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • Puke.It - parking page as of 02:09, 9 December 2015 (EST)
  • pulsene.ws - Expired. Parked by GoDaddy.
  • qlnk.net - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • qte.me - rediects to mcdev.com which times out as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • qu.tc - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • qurlyq.com - Javascript redirect. Appears sequential: http://qurlyq.com/5nf. Domain parked.
  • qux.in - Parking page as of 01:04, 10 December 2015 (EST)
  • r.im - page is blank (but contains title) as of 01:04, 10 December 2015 (EST)
  • rb6.me - redirects to "coming soon" page as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • RDE.me - GoDaddy parking page as of 01:04, 10 December 2015 (EST)
  • re.ad - Fails to resolve.
  • readthis.ca - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • reallytinyurl.com - A non-English blog of some kind as of 15:00, 20 March 2016 (EDT)
  • redir.ec - 403 Forbidden as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • redirx.com - Lowercase alpha only, appears sequential or guessable - Ex: http://redirx.com/?wyok. Website still online but does not resolve existing URLs nor does it allow creating new ones (responds with the message: blame the spammers)
  • reducelnk.com - redirects to a web directory as of 03:08, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • retwt.me - Server fails to respond as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • rickroll.it - page with just ads as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • riz.gd - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • RT.nu - parking page as of 01:11, 3 April 2016 (EDT)
  • RubyURL.com - DNS not responding as of 02:24, 12 December 2015 (EST) ; Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • rurl.org - Service Temporarily Unavailable as of 00:58, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
  • rww.tw - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • s.me - Domain parked.
  • s3nt.com - Probably sequential. http://s3nt.com/aa goes somewhere different from /ab . Domain parked.
  • s4c.in - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • Sai.ly - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • sameurl.com - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • say.ly - redirects to unrelated site
  • scriptzon.com - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • scrnch.me - DNS not responding as of 01:15, 29 January 2016 (EST)
  • sdai.ly - Allows custom shorturl -- DNS does not resolve as of 03:45, 10 June 2016 (EDT)
  • sdut.us - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • see.sc - Fails to resolve.
  • sfu.ca - server times out as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • Short.ie - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • short.nr - DNS not responding as of 01:31, 13 December 2015 (EST)
  • short.to - Domain is parked - Probably sequential/loweralpha: http://short.to/msmp ; DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • Short.Url - DNS not responding as of 01:26, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • shortlinks.co.uk - Working again. Maybe not. ; DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • shortxlink.com - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • shout.to - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • show.my - Likely dead (Folder listing) (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • shrinkify.com - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • shrinklink.co.uk - Doesn't appear sequential: http://www.shrinklink.co.uk/45bmx , www.shrinklink.co.uk/npk6xp . Domain parked.
  • shrinkurl.us -- Still resolves, but does not allow creating new URLs ("The URL you entered was not valid or did not exist.") - Connection refused as of 03:45, 10 June 2016 (EDT)
  • shr.tn - 403 from CloudFlare as of 02:00, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • shrt.st - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • shrt.ws - personal homepage as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • shrten.com - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • Shrtn.com - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • shrtn.us - myshorturls.appspot.com. 404, does not resolve
  • Shw.me - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • simurl.com - Doesn't appear guessable - Ex: http://simurl.com/panpes. Website is blank; does not resolve URLs ("This SimURL is now inactive") ; parking page as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • siteo.us - returns "521 Origin Down" as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • sitereview.me - page with no visible content as of 02:00, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • sk.gy - under construction as of 02:00, 14 July 2016 (EDT)
  • sl.ly - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • slki dot ru - Not a shortener, not sure if it integrates one. (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • smallr.com - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • smf.is - DNS not resolving.
  • smfu.in - Currently not working, site exists. (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • smsh.me - Dead: Cannot connect to database. (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • snipie.com - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • snipurl.com - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • snpurl.biz - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • sns.mx - SNS Analytics, domain parked
  • snurl.com - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • socialcampaign.com - Times out as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • song.ly - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • spedr.com - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • sq.com - Now redirects to Singapore Airlines.
  • srnk.net - redirects to tiny-url.info as of 02:37, 14 May 2016 (EDT)
  • srs.li - Not a shortener (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • surl.hu – Last contact on 2014-07-16, nearly 2M sURLs gone. Domain taken but idle now ; DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • SwU.me - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • tgr.me - Dead (403) (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • theminiurl.com - DNS not responding as of 15:48, 15 May 2016 (EDT)
  • TimesURL.at - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • tini.us - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • tiniuri.com - Account suspended as of 00:58, 15 June 2016 (EDT)
  • TinyPl.us - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • tinyuri.ca - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • tllg.net - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • tm.to - Twtmore has "flown away"
  • tnij.org - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • to.gg - Global Giving, everything 503s
  • to.je - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • to.vg - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • totesz.hu/x - Does not resolve as of 02:53, 19 August 2016 (EDT)
  • tpm.ly - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • traceurl.com - DNS fails to resolve.
  • trumpink.lt - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • tsort.us - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • tw6.us - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • tweet.me - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • tweetburner.com / twurl.nl - Appears incremental, everything 404s
  • tweez.me - redirects to vurl.com (which 404s) as of 04:04, 1 January 2016 (EST) ; was described as a "Free Premium URL Shortening Service"
  • Twip.us - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • twitpwr.com - Domain parked.
  • twitt.hu
  • twitterurl.net - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • twitterurl.org - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • twixar.com - "Estamos fora do ar por algum tempo, mas estamos trabalhando para voltar a oferecer o serviço para encurtar URLs longa em breve!"
  • twthpr.co - DNS not resolving.
  • twtr.us - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • twurl.cc - Dead (21:46, 12 April 2016 (EDT))
  • twurl.nl - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • u.bb - No DNS as of 01:15, 29 January 2016 (EST)
  • u.mavrev.com - Stopped accepting new urls. Now times out. Shows a shared webhosting notice as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • u.nu - "The shortest URLs. period." Website dead since at least 1st of October 2010 (http://web.archive.org/web/20100104023208/http://u.nu/) ; Now it is "an East-West informed pan-cultural wellness community based in NYC" as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • u76.org - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • ub0.cc - redirects to software site http://www.shareitforpca.com/ as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • uiop.me - just lists an email address as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • ulu.lu - Gandi domain parking page as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • unfaker.it - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • updating.me - not a URL shortening service as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • ur.ly - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • urizy.com - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • url.com - Redirects to a lyric search site as of 21:06, 21 November 2016 (EST)
  • url-press.com - Suspended by web host.
  • URL.AG - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • url.co.uk - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • url360.me - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • url4.eu - Site for sale as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • url9.com - Sequential, alphanumeric. Leading 0s are significant. "The site is working correctly."
  • urlborg.com - 404 Not Found.
  • urlBorg.com - 404s as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • URLCorta.es - For sale as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • urlcover.com - Domain parked.
  • urlenco.de - server times out as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • urlG.info - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • urlhawk.com - Domain parked as of 21:06, 21 November 2016 (EST)
  • urli.nl - Forbidden HTTP code as of 21:06, 21 November 2016 (EST)
  • urlot.com - DNS not responding as of 21:06, 21 November 2016 (EST)
  • urloo.com - domain for sale as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • urlshorteningservicefortwitter.com - random non-English baseball cap spam blog as of 21:06, 21 November 2016 (EST)
  • urls.im - redirects to a marketer's home page as of 21:06, 21 November 2016 (EST)
  • urlsinn.com - DNS not resolving.
  • urlsmash.com - DNS not resolving.
  • urltea.com - Dreamhost's coming soon page.
  • urlu.ms - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • urlvi.be - Domain parked.
  • urlx.ie - Redirects to software site as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • urlx.org - Owner has agreed to share his database
  • URLZ.at - Redirects to a clothing store as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • urlzen.com - For sale as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • use.my - DNS not responding as of 02:37, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • uxp.in - still resolves URLs, but site just shows blank page. Domain parked.
  • vb.ly - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST) (but see above)
  • vi.ly - DNS not responding as of 01:36, 7 December 2015 (EST)
  • vibemag.co - Vibe Magazine. Times out
  • viralurl.com - (alias vur.me, viralurl.biz, vurl.bz, virl.ws ) connection refused as of 02:53, 19 August 2016 (EDT)
  • virl.co - "Have fun with interesting lists" as of 02:44, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • vl.am - Server not responding as of 16:36, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • vm.lc - Just the words "Short is cool..." as of 02:44, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • voizle.com - redirects to lovesharma as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • vsb.li / links.visibli.com/links/ - The latter uses truncated md5 hex string. See sharedby.co.
  • VTC.es - For sale as of 02:44, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • vurl.com - 404 as of 04:04, 1 January 2016 (EST)
  • w3t.org - 403 Forbidden; construction page as of 02:44, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • w55.de - Just the domain name on the page as of 02:44, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • wa.la - For sale as of 02:44, 29 April 2016 (EDT)
  • wipi.es - DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • wl.tl - DNS not resolving.
  • wlink.us - Domain parked.
  • wt.org - Seems to be unrelated personal homepage as of 22:21, 18 September 2016 (EDT)
  • wwy.me - Server not responding as of 04:04, 1 January 2016 (EST)
  • x.se - Cannot resolve, but www.x.se works.
  • xaddr.com - Domain parked.
  • XeeURL.com - server not responding as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • xil.in - Under construction.
  • XiY.net - Attempts to resolve existing shortlinks return "Account Suspended". Does not appear to allow creation of new shortlinks. Seems to have issued 4 characters using [a-zA-Z0-9?] - http://xiy . net/9Hw3 http://xiy . net/?vfk (as of 17:39, 15 May 2016 (EDT))
  • xr.com - Doesn't resolve as of 02:37, 14 May 2016 (EDT)
  • xrl.in - Domain for sale as of 02:37, 14 May 2016 (EDT)
  • xrt.me - Spam blog as of 02:37, 14 May 2016 (EDT)
  • xurl.jp - Server not responding as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • xym.kr - Gibberish (?) Korean text blog.


  • ya.com - Error message in Spanish as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • y.ahoo.it - Yahoo
  • ye.pe - Running an empty instance of OwnCloud as of 02:50, 14 May 2016 (EDT)
  • yi.tl - Server not responding as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • yiyd.com - Directory listing for a spam site as of 02:50, 14 May 2016 (EDT)
  • yweb.com - Suspicious iframe with long url and fake loading gif image.


  • z0p.de - Domain for sale as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • zi.mu - Server not responding as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • zi.pe - 404s as of 01:29, 21 June 2016 (EDT)
  • zip.li - parking page as of 17:51, 12 December 2015 (EST)
  • zip.sm - was a redirect to joturl.com. Now times out
  • ZipMyURL.com - Server not responding as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • zud.me - Allows creation of new shortlinks, but throws 404 when resolving. May be fixed at some point. Currently issuing 3 character shortlink (lowercase a-z so far), appears sequential. http://zud . me/xxd http://zud . me/xxe No custom shortlinks. Returns 404 error when resolving a shortlink (as of 01:39, 15 May 2016 (EDT))
  • zzang.kr - domain for sale as of 12:32, 5 September 2016 (EDT)
  • zz.gd - Was shut down due to spam sometime around 2010. Existing URLs do not seem to resolve as of 02:50, 14 May 2016 (EDT)

External list

Discontinued

  • adjix.com - Still resolves URLs, but site does not work: "The requested application was not found on this server." - Is static host on AWS service.[3]
  • feedly.com/e/ - realized that URL shorteners were bad [4]. Non-cooperative.
  • icanhaz.com -- shut down sometime around June 2010; IA dump that should be un-darked.
  • lks.uk.to -- no DNS as of 03:01, 15 December 2015 (EST) ; has a dump on IA in 301Works; need to ping them about un-darking it.
  • metamark.net / xrl.us - no longer allowing new urls to be shortened, existing urls still work (Ex. http://xrl.us/bfabog). Uploaded a database dump to Internet archive.
  • pnt.me - Doesn't appear guessable, too big a space to bruteforce: http://pnt.me/FzAblc (DNS not responding as of 16:15, 12 December 2015 (EST)) IA dump that should be un-darked.
  • s.tt - shortener of http://repost.us [IA] [WebCite] [archive.is]. There is a dump on IA: https://archive.org/details/stt-7-18-14 -- but it is still restricted, contrary to 301works rules ("a closing company will agree to allow 301Works to publish the mappings", as stated here). Someone should ping IA about this.
  • urlbrief.com - supposedly co-operated with 301Works.org -- but the collection is empty, and DNS doesn't respond as of 02:44, 15 December 2015 (EST). Someone should ping IA and ask them to un-dark the collection, if there is anything, per the 301works rules.
  • va.mu - server is down as of 23:04, 15 December 2015 (EST); 16 items on IA that should be un-darked.
  • Zapt.In - 404's as of 23:10, 15 December 2015 (EST) ; https://archive.org/details/ZaptinShortedUrlsIn20113110 should be un-darked; appears to be under control of IA as of 30.5.16, 18:31 CEST

External lists to integrate

See URLTeam/unsorted

Archives

Check out Audit2014 and help audit the archives. In particular, the stuff not on Internet Archive needs to be uploaded.

  • See the latest torrent release for URLs before Tinytown. A copy is available at URLTeamTorrentRelease2013July
  • Tinytown results are uploaded to the Internet Archive. They are incremental, so you will need to download them all to get all URLs. A (manually updated) list of all the torrents is available here.
    • They are formatted as follows:
      • Each IA item (which can be downloaded in full via BitTorrent or as a zip file) contains multiple zip files, named PROJECT_NAME.TIMESTAMP.zip (where PROJECT_NAME is the warrior project name (as listed in the table below, and on http://tracker.archiveteam.org:1337/status) and TIMESTAMP is a dash-separated timestamp matching the name of the item.
      • Each zip file contains a subdirectory matching the PROJECT_NAME, which contains a file named PROJECT_NAME.meta.json.xz and one or more files whose names start with one or more underscores, followed by .txt.xz.
      • The xz files can be decompressed with the wikipedia:XZ Utils.
      • The meta.json file is a copy of the project settings (as linked from the table below) at the time the dump was made.
      • The txt files contain the actual URLs, in BEACON format.
      • The simple description of BEACON format is that each line (except for a few header lines) consists of the shortcode, followed by a vertical bar, followed by the original URL.

References

  1. https://lwn.net/Articles/683880/
  2. http://blog.bitly.com/post/179664996/go-ahead-and-j-mp
  3. https://twitter.com/Adjix/status/154222637801943041
  4. http://blog.feedly.com/2014/10/28/feedly-url-shortener-retired/

Weblinks

Common URL shortening software

Ha-ha! Please don't run a URL shortening service.


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