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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
0-mk +/- ? 2018-12-28 2018-12-28 ? http://0.mk/1 ? Dead as of 2022-03-23
0rz-tw +/- ? 2019-04-26 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. Started a Grab from 0 starting 2019-04-26.
1r-hu +/- ? 2018-12-30 2014-12-02 660048 http://1r.hu/2lj0 Y Rescan from single digit commenced on 2018-12-30 after a cryptic done message was the only comment.
2-gp +/- ? 2022-08-12 2015-12-14 17,780,989 http://2.gp/MqPU (created 2018-12-28) 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. Appears to delete/terminate short urls after a certain date has passed.
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)

999-sh +/- ? 2018-12-28 2018-12-28 ? http://999.sh/1 ? Based on the YOURL scripts
adjix +/- ? 2015-1-24 2014-12-13 8,615,100 http://adjix.com/45fj ? Dead; uses custom code. As of 2018-12-12.
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, 2015-12-26 (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
abelinc-me +/- ? 2022-03-24 2022-03-24 0 https://abelinc.me/cwfv8 ? Based on YOURLS
amp-gs +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-7 0 https://amp.gs/jpWAq ? https://amp.gs/ redirects to https://amplifr.com/
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 2022-08-12 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, 2015-12-07 (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 2015-11, re-scraped in Dec 2015 and again in 2016-09 (from 10000 to 2T6KA) Dead as of 2019-04-16
burl-se +/- 1,500 2018-07-27 2014-11-06 11,650 http://burl.se/428 Y 200 re-checked on 2015-11-08 ; 63 more found on 2016-06-09 ; full recheck on 2018-07-27
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, 2015-12-07 (EST)); nothing found in 100,000 checks -- I think it's dead. Alive Rechecked 2016-07-20.
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, 2015-11-21 (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
cort-as +/- ? 2019-08-04 2019-08-04 ? http://cort.as/-1 ? Includes - in some urls appears to start at single character
cstu-io +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-7 0 https://cstu.io/7b23cf ? https://cstu.io/ redirects back to https://contentstudio.io/
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 2018-12-29 2015-12-18 54,400 http://df4.us/mn4 M daringfireball.net private shortener : Alive 2015-12-17, 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) rescanned on 2018-12-29 last found sequence# was 33715
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
dlvr-it +/- ~ 120 million 2019-04-15 2019-04-03 289,157,150 http://dlvr.it/4Wj Y Requires free login; then requires connecting to another service; URLs are shortened when sent through. ( as of 01:36, 2015-11-02 (EST)); stopped scrape around hrLxw (seq # 257815314)
dwurl-hu +/- 2015-11-16 2015-11-16 3,473,050 http://dwurl.hu/gMEtiA ( created 01:36, 2015-11-02 (EST)) N Allows public shortening; appears to give 6 character, mixed case alphabetic (no digits), non-incremental URLs
dy-si +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-11 0 https://dy.si/y9FX7 ? https://dy.si/ redirects to https://dynamicsignal.com/
ed-gr +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-11 0 https://ed.gr/d0laa ? https://ed.gr/ redirects to https://meetedgar.com/. Lowercase alphabet letters and uppercase alphabet letters are not unique and interchangable. https://ed.gr/d0laa+ redirects to https://app.rebrandly.com/public/links/share?href=ed.gr/d0laa - as it is run by https://rebrandly.com/
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 +/- ? 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 2015-11-16)
http://fwdurl.net/aYwa (created Dec 17, 2013)
http://fwdurl.net/bjkDtwYAoWSF (created 2015-12-04)
http://fwdurl.net/JEcCYlS1Qywv (created 2015-12-28)
? 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, 2015-11-21 (EST); fully checked up through 3-character range; only found custom-names in 4-character range so far
goo-gl +/- 10,000,000,000 ? 2019-04-19 2019-04-19 ? https://goo.gl/1111 M 4-6 chars, A-Za-z0-9, 302 is redirect, 404 is not found, 403 is banned, 302 to https://www.google.com/sorry/index* is rate limited, 200 is for deleted URLs
gouri-tv +/- ? 2018-12-29 2018-12-29 ? http://gouri.tv/1 N Based on the YOURL scripts. Gives 301 on success and 302 to homepage on error.
go-usa-gov +/- 3,495,950 (as of 01:13, 2017-03-31 (EDT)) ? 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 +/- ? ? 2017-10-13 0 http://hub.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; parking page as of 04:40, 2018-07-28 (UTC)
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
l8r-it +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-8 0 https://l8r.it/eAL4 ? https://l8r.it/ redirects to https://later.com/
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, 2015-12-09 (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 2016-07-20.
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, 2015-11-21 (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
lttr-ai +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-8 0 https://lttr.ai/tsAs ? https://lttr.ai/ redirects to https://missinglettr.com/
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, 2015-12-09 (EST); grabbed all of them on 2015-12-18.
m0e-me +/- ? 2019-04-14 2019-04-14 575290 m0e.me/1iu ? Doing a complete run through starting from 0
migre-me +/- 423,747,675 ? 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, 2015-12-14 (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[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]. 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. ; site seems to be down as of 2019-04-02
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, 2017-02-04 (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, 2016-03-14 (EDT) ; everything 404s as of 2016-04-29 02:15:15 -- we found 54,880,485 short links.
mysp-ac +/- ? 2022-08-12 2015-02-09 16,245,049 ? ? uses custom code
nblo-gs +/- > 51 million 2022-08-12 2019-04-3 123,371,600 http://nblo.gs/w453r ? requires GET requests; no obvious way to create URLs from the home page as of 20:08, 2015-11-07 (EST); seems to have blocked us as of 2019-04-01
nig-gr +/- ? 2015-12-06 2014-11-06 15,145,600 ? ? Home page is a page that say File not found. (as of 01:38, 2015-11-09 (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) Is completely dead. Gives File not found for all results
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, 2016-04-12 (EDT)); 102,199 found in 2016-04 scrape. May be sold, Alive Rechecked 2016-07-20. Dead as of 2018-12-30
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, 2016-03-30 (EDT); 7,408,862 found in 2016-03 scrape
ow-ly +/- ? 2022-08-12 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, 2015-12-05 (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 +/- ? 2018-12-29 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). Short scrape done on 2018-12-29 found up to sequence# 13824
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 2012-05-01 and 2012-06-14) but promises to keep existing URLs working as of 01:03, 2015-12-10 (EST) (had 61,306 short URLs as of 2012-05-01); 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, 2015-12-09 (EST); They made a full dump available after we emailed them! Here: http://qr.cx/dataset/qrcx_all_06eec9b9-1f29-4860-bd91-49c2d517d87d.7z[IAWcite.todayMemWeb] (IA item coming soon)
puri-na +/- ? 2022-08-12 2019-04-16 0 http://puri.na/gd ? Seems to be a private shortener for Purina, operated by bitly, but with different codes
qt-catbox-moe +/- ? 2019-04-7 2019-04-6 0 https://qt.catbox.moe/2aef83 ? at risk shortener is a splinter of https://catbox.moe/ returns 301 for successful redirect and 404 for not successful; case-insensitive; we ran this only for codes too short to be actually used (it only used 6 character ones), then the operator asked us WTF we were doing, and offered to make a dump available.
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, 2015-11-02 (EST)) (returns 301 for existing; 404 for non-existing); searched up to 1aqa on 2015-12-05. Alive Rechecked 2016-07-20.
rtsoftware-systems +/- ? 2019-04-19 2019-04-19 ? http://rtsoftware.systems/1 ? Based on the YOURLS software. Returns 301 on success and 302 on error. The 302 error redirects back to the home page.
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 2016-07-20. ; 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 2016-07-20.
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, 2016-06-29 (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, 2016-04-12 (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 +/- ? ? 2017-10-10 0 https://skfb.ly/GXzZ, https://skfb.ly/6nCrW ? Alias skfb.ly, see below
spnsr-tw +/- ? 2019-04-04 2019-04-02 http://spnsr.tw/t1yaP ? requires GET requests; associated with sponsoredtweets.com; searched up to "KsLg" (11073650) without finding anything; will restart when more examples are seen
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 2016-07-20.
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 2016-07-20.
stuf-in +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-7 0 https://stuf.in/b95jak ? https://stuf.in/ is an image of 2 blue butterflies with the text "Socialize Your StuffTM". Unknown if still creating new IDs.
sx3-se +/- ? 2016-01-1 2016-01-1 7,000 http://sx3.se/7 ? private shortener for swedishstartupspace.se; 948 found
t-ly +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-7 0 https://t.ly/He4A ? According to [1], as of 17:51, 2022-05-07 (UTC), there are "over 10,574,687 links shortened".
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; appears to not be accepting new URLs as of 19:33, 2018-12-15 (UTC)
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, 2016-04-29 (EDT)
tinyurl_7 +/- 10,000,000,000 2022-08-12 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
tip-pe +/- ? 2019-04-16 2019-04-16 ? ? ? Claimed to be a private url shortener no way of creating new short urls. Only appears to have 3 digit short codes
toi-in +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-7 0 https://toi.in/XpjP_a70 ?
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 (2014-07-17) ; Appears incremental - Ex: http://tr.im/44tn2 http://tr.im/44tn4. Examples redirect to homepage, may be alive Rechecked 2016-07-20.
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 2017-06-22, 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, 2015-11-02 (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, 2017-03-25 (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, 2015-11-19 (EST); checked all the 4 character possibilities; found 13,315,311 URLs. Alive Rechecked 2016-07-20. ; 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 2016-07-20. ; 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 ? 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, 2016-05-05 (EDT)) "Shortening 20,606,232 URLs". Alive Rechecked 2016-07-20.
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, 2016-04-29 (EDT); As of 00:04, 2016-06-10 (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
wp-me +/- 18,075,532 2018-12-20 2018-12-16 33,029,850 Continuation of the above starting from the last result in 2017, 9ixzz. Last result in this run: ay3io. Tracker' found/scanned numbers include the previous run (i.e. 140,156,042 and 199,709,000, respectively).
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, 2016-12-05 (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, 2016-05-14 (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 2016-07-20.
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, 2016-05-15 (EDT)); uses custom code (for yatuc, not yatuc-com job). Dead requires password to add new short urls Rechecked 2016-07-20.
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; tried scraping some more on 2018-07-27, but didn't get any results
zc-vg +/- ? 2022-08-12 2022-05-11 0 https://zc.vg/0GMqC ? https://zc.vg/ redirects to https://www.zoho.com/campaigns/explainer/zcvg.html. Invalid IDs redirect to https://campaigns.zoho.com/InvalidShortURL.zc
zpr-io +/- ? ? 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, 2016-05-15 (EDT)). Alive requires account to use Rechecked 2016-07-20.
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