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Transforms an oft-times obscenely long URL into a much shorter, compact version

URL shortening is a service that takes a URL, usually a long form version, and converts it to a shorter length variant.

Many of these services use certain country code domains in order to create the shortest possible URL in addition to the unique identifier for each website or page converted.

One of the oldest of such services is TinyURL. Others of late include the likes of:

  • bit.ly
  • goo.gl
  • is.gd
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