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Start your own URL shortener with

Seems like everybody's starting their own url shorteners these days. There's the Diggbar, Amazon's shorturls, and a whole plethora of other shorteners all competing with one another. Well, now you can have your very own -- for a fee -- from, which is a pretty great shortlink service in its own right.

The service offers a hosted URL shortener on a domain of your choosing, along with access to's already existing traffic anaysis tools and developer APIs. It'll run you $99 a year, with enough capacity to handle all the redirections you'll probably need -- if people create 10,000 of your new URL in a year, you're doing pretty well. Between the time it takes to code your own shortener, and the hosting costs of dealing with the traffic,'s prices look pretty reasonable.

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