How to view access stats from my short link?

    Just add a plus"+" (minus signal) to the end of your short url to view complete access stats information about your shortened url.

Is the short url case sensitive?

    Yes, the short url is case sensitive. So if your short url is "" (lower case), then "" (upper case) will not work or will lead to a distinct site since our shortener engine uses lower case and upper case to identify distinct addresses.

Does the URL have an expiry date?

    No, the short URLs don't have an expiry date, they will be always online. Currently it is not possible to set an expiration date for a shortened link, but if your login (user account) is associated to your short link, you will be able to delete the short link if you want.

How the redirection is made? has a database that associates the long url with a short url. When user tries to access the short url, the browser will instantly redirect to the original page (long url). uses the "301 redirect" code, that is better than "302 redirect" for url shorteners. 301 means that the redirection is permanent and it passes link juice (for search engine better ranking).


Why I can not shorten a link pointing to other url shortener?

    If you got the error message "Sorry but URLs in this domain can not be shortened.", it is because you were trying to link to other URL shortener. Due to abuse, it is not possible to shorten a URL that points to other URL shortener. Users could be trying to hide the real destination. However, you can shorten pointing the link to the final destination.

How much does it cost? is a free service and we also have paid plans with more advanced options. See the Branded Short Domain page for more information.

Where can I find the "QR Code" of a short link?

    All links have a corresponding qr code image. To view an enlarged version of the QR Code, just add '+' before the short link address. E.g.: +


Does have an API?

    Yes! Our API is available for customers. See our custom domain information page or contact us.

How can you know from where a visitor is opening a shortened link?

    When a user opens a short link, our server knows the user's IP address. Each IP address is associated with a server provider and with a physical location. So we use a very large database with IP numbers (IP ranges) and their associated location (geolocation with country and sometimes also user's city).


we telling you the URL that the link points to! provides you with the title and description tags of the target web page, a screenshot of the target website, safety ratings provided by Web of Trust and will alert you if the website is found in the HPHosts blacklist.*

*Some of these safety ratings may not be available on certain, less popular websites.

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