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I want to create a small URL like goo.gl/xpto but I need it to forward the query string back to the original URL:

goo.gl/xpto?foo=bar => example.com?foo=bar

Which URL shortners do this nowadays?

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Why would you need this? I mean, the shortener can handle a URL with query strings. – Alex Jun 6 '13 at 12:07
    
@Alex: Well, to make the URL short and dynamic of course. Say I have the URL goo.gl/wb7QM that points to http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=672x420&cht=v&chco=FF6342,ADDE63,63C6DE,0‌​00000&chds=77500,5510000&chd=t:5510000,2790000,1990000,118000,1260000,77500,11500‌​0&chdl=Sagan%7CCox%7CFeynman. It would be useful to be able to do http://goo.gl/wb7QM?chs=480x300 to get http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=672x420&cht=v&chco=FF6342,ADDE63,63C6DE,0‌​00000&chds=77500,5510000&chd=t:5510000,2790000,1990000,118000,1260000,77500,11500‌​0&chdl=Sagan%7CCox%7CFeynman&chs=480x300. – Alix Axel Jun 6 '13 at 12:24
    
@Alex: That's just an example of course, there are many other valid ones (e-commerce catalog listings, ...). – Alix Axel Jun 6 '13 at 12:27
    
You can use fragments: goo.gl/xpto#foo=bar – Gavriel Mar 20 at 11:51
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I found one: SnipURL. There's just one small problem:

If I use a ?, the generated URL comes out as:

http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?...&chdl=Sagan%7CCox%7CFeynman?chs=240x150

I need to use the & to start the query string:

http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?...&chdl=Sagan%7CCox%7CFeynman&chs=240x150
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