URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using a redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a long URL. For example, the URL “http://example.com/about/index.html” can be shortened to “http://urlof.site/a13sc”. This is especially convenient for messaging technologies that limit the number of characters that may be used in a message, such as SMS, and for reducing the amount of typing required if the reader is copying a URL from a print source.
Other uses of URL shortening are to “beautify” a link, track clicks, or disguise the underlying address. Although disguising of the underlying address may be desired for legitimate business or personal reasons, it is open to abuse and for this reason, some URL shortening service providers have found themselves on spam blacklists, because of the use of their redirect services by sites trying to bypass those very same blacklists. Some websites, such as our service, urlof.site, prevent short, redirected URLs from being posted.
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URLof.site was created as a free service to make posting long URLs easier, and may only be used for actual URLs. Using it for spamming or illegal purposes is forbidden and any such use will result in the URLof.site being disabled and you may be reported to all ISPs involved and to the proper governmental agencies. This service is provided without warranty of any kind.
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Fast bookmark manager.
With URLof.site you can store your favorite links online on your private and customizable bookmarks page. All your bookmarks can be organized into categories and dashboards.
Full mobile support.
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URLof.site is a URL shortener and online bookmark manager that efficiently shorten and organizes large numbers of links. URLof.site supports Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and many other browsers. You get the choice to manage your bookmarks by folders. The bookmark collection can be private or public.
Let’s face it — the browser bookmark management was designed with the casual internet user in mind. But for some of us, links and bookmarks are a part of our daily work lives. Things start getting unwieldy and slow when our bookmarks start numbering in the thousands (and for some folks, even ten thousands!). But thanks to the bookmark manager URLof.site, bookmark management is a joy! URLof.site stores your bookmarks in local, extremely fast, easily backup-able CSV databases, and is known for providing 2 years of high data security. Because of constant updates URLof.site is the only URL shortener and bookmark manager to support the latest web browser editions.