Category Archives: URL Shortener

News related to the URL shortener, operated by Is For Sale! Is For Sale!

The complete website, domain and all domains offered on are for sale (except for domains under the TLDs .cf, .tk, .gq, .ga, and .ml).

The price is including the content. That is, also the web content/software of and of all aforementioned other domains (including the shortener/pastebin sites kitten (,, and are delivered upon request.

Please notice that you can also buy all aforementioned shortener/pastebin sites separately, if you wish:


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Services and Scripts for Your Own URL Shortener

We have added a new series of short articles on services and scripts for your own URL shortener.

The first article gives an overview of services hosting your URL shortener. The following articles discuss several self-hosted open source scripts.

In detail, these scripts are, YOURLS, PHP-pastebin, polr, URL Shortener and

Demonstrations of Services and Scripts

We provide fully functional demonstrations for most of them:

The Articles

In detail, the series consists of 5 parts:

Part 1: Subscribing to a Service for an URL Shortener

Part 2: Self-Hosted Scripts for an URL Shortener:

Part 3: Self-Hosted Scripts for an URL Shortener: YOURLS

Part 4: Self-Hosted Scripts for an URL Shortener: PHP Pastebin

Part 5: Self-Hosted Scripts for an URL Shortener: polr and Others

Enjoy reading and trying the demos! URL Shortener URL Shortener Launched!

WOW – The URL Shortener has just launched!

While the kitten ( URL Shortener (which we had launched about one year ago) is based on the software (which was written in Ruby on Rails) by Nambu Network, Inc. (now defunct) / Eric Woodward, we now looked into YOURLS, a nice set of PHP scripts to host your own URL Shortener.

As for the desktop-oriented design of our previous URL shortener kitten: we had decided to simply keep it. This is because we like the idea of putting Nambu’s former site into a “time-bubble”. But it is (much) different for YOURLS is still being actively developed at github.

So for, we are moving toward a new, responsive design based on Twitter’s bootstrap. Although we know that there is probably much work left to do, we are positive that you will already like it. Well, here it is!

This is for you (and for free of course), so PLEASE ENJOY 🙂