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#Firebase Dynamic Links : #Google pulls the plug on #domain URL shortener #Googl

Google is retiring its popular URL shortener, Goo.gl, replacing it with a new one called Firebase Dynamic Links. FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app. There are two stages in the transition away from Goo.gl, a domain that uses […]

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is.gd ‘back from the dead’ after implementing anti-DDoS solution

Popular URL shortener, is.gd, is back up, after a downtime of three days. The Gibraltar-based company went offline on May 18th, and thousands of “is.gd” links went dead. According to the announcement, the domain was also moved to a new registrar, KSregistry GmbH: “Sorry for the extended downtime, we haven’t forgotten about this and the […]

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You know the drill: URL shortener Bit.ly gets hacked, time to change passwords

These days, security glitches and flaws, such as the Heartbleed bug, can affect thousands of web sites and user accounts. Sometimes, the issue isn’t widespread due to the particular use of a compromised service, but due to the bad practice of sharing the same password across several services and apps. The bottom line: don’t do […]

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Shorten URL? Nah, get your MegaURL (.)co and make it really big!

What’s up with the need to shorten your URL? Making it smaller does not sound too healthy! The makers of MegaURL.co have a whole different idea altogether. Instead of turning your URL into a teenie weenie set of characters, MegaURL.co stretches it out into a mega string of magnum proportions, with the magic of Dot […]

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New URL shortener involves no typing in the browser!

A crucial point has been reached, with many URL shorteners competing against each other. The URL shortener model is also non-profitable, although at some point in the future one might expect a “jump page” ad to be interleaved prior to the intended web site. A new start-up from the San Fransisco Bay is about to […]

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Bit.ly: 56,800,235,584 ways to your URL

Ultra-popular URL shortener, Bit.ly is proud of not reusing its URL codes – those alphanumeric combinations after the domain. The reason is simple: unlike other URL shorteners that use 3 or 4 digits that eventually expire in order to be reused, Bit.ly uses six slots that never expire. Let’s do some math. There are 26 […]

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